Free income tax preparation offered

Free income tax preparation for taxpayers in the Indian Wells Valley will once again be offered through Volunteer Income Tax Assistance of the Internal Revenue Service and Tax Counseling for the Elderly programs, in collaboration with the American Association of Retired Persons.

Volunteers will be on hand at the Senior Services office of the Ridgecrest Regional Hospital, located at 417 W. Drummond Ave. Appointments can be made for Mondays, Thursdays or Saturdays between 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Call 760-446-9199 and leave a message, and a volunteer will get you back to you.

Deadline to complete finished tax returns is April 15.

“Be sure to get an appointment as early as possible to be sure you meet the deadline,” said the spokesperson.

Story First Published: 2020-03-06