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Goodwill Offers Access to Free Tax Preparation

Jan 23, 2013

Rochester, N.Y. – Goodwill of the Finger Lakes announced today that it is offering hardworking local individuals and families a leg up on tax season through its free, easy and safe online Federal and State tax preparation service.

By going online to and clicking the free taxes image, individuals or families with Internet access and who had a combined adjusted gross income (AGI) of $57,000 or less in 2012 can use the free service to prepare and file their Federal and State tax returns online.

“Goodwill of the Finger Lakes is a vital community resource and this time of year we wanted to offer individuals and families throughout the Greater Rochester area access to free, easy and secure tax preparation,” says Workforce Development Manager JoBeth Rath.

While there are many free filing options available online, the service Goodwill is making available through its website offers the highest threshold for free filing, in addition to offering free filing for both Federal and State returns.

“Many of the other tax preparation tools on the market only offer Federal return filing for free,” says Rath.

Goodwill is also offering access to free tax preparation services for individuals and families who do not have Internet access. To access this service, call 2-1-1 and a representative will provide referrals to free tax preparation services for qualified individuals.

For more information about Goodwill’s free tax preparation service for individuals and families who had a combined 2012 income of $57,000 or less, visit

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