United Way to help lower income families with taxes

Lucas Aulbach

The United Way of Southern Kentucky is looking for volunteers to help “low to moderate” income families with their taxes, said Mandy Baker, the director of volunteering and brand management at United Way.

  The United Way is partnering with the Barren River Asset Building Coalition to offer seven free income tax preparation places in Warren County and the surrounding counties.

The service will be free to the public that qualifies, according to the press release.

Baker said that the locations will be open from mid-January to mid-April.

Volunteers will be needed to help families with their taxes at these locations, she said.

People will also be recruited to serve as greeters at the locations, Baker said.

No previous experience with tax preparation is needed to volunteer, she said, and free training for volunteers will be provided.

At least 25 volunteers will be needed, Baker said. 

Hours of service at the different sites will be determined soon, she said.

Last year more than 1,400 returns were filed, according to the release.

For more information about volunteering, contact Ryan Braber, the Teen Scene/Justice Line editor at Barren River Area Safe Space, at (270) 659-0823.