Tax prep assistance available

The IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and the Tax Counseling for the Elderly programs, in collaboration with American Association of Retired Persons, will once again offer free income-tax preparation assistance to seniors and low-income residents in the Indian Wells Valley.

Volunteers are working at the Ridgecrest Regional Hospital Senior Services office at 417 W. Drummond Ave.

Appointments are available Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Appointments may be made by calling 760-446-9199 and leaving a message.

Volunteer Coordinator Jan Bennett noted that the deadline to file completed returns is April 17. “But you need an appointment four to five days ahead of time to make sure you meet the deadline,” she emphasized.

Story First Published: 2019-03-29