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Free income tax assistance offered

Free Income Tax assistance is again available for low to moderate income and senior citizen taxpayers. File federal and state returns and also file for Rent and real estate tax refunds. E-file service is available at all sites. Tax aide sites are at:

• Otter Tail-Wadena CAC, New York Mills, Tuesdays, 12:15-5 p.m., starting Jan. 31 by appointment

• ITOW Museum, Perham, Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., starting Feb. 1 by walk-in

• Wadena Senior Center, Thursdays, 2-6 p.m., starting Feb. 2 by appointment

Free electronic filing (e-filing) is offered at more than 4,600 sites nationwide. E-filing ensures a more accurate tax return and faster processing of tax refunds.

Taxpayers needing assistance should bring tax forms: all W-2s, 1099s interest statements, income statements, last year's tax return. Taxpayers may call Community Action Council at (218) 385-2900 for information on other sites closest to them.