Faithworks holds Free Taxes Program in Abilene

"It's their rightful income, they shouldn't have to pay for their taxes, it should be free," said volunteer Kyle Hees.

A statement volunteers with Faithworks stand by, prompting them to file taxes for free.

"We work for Region 14 but this is part of we want to give back to the community, so it's a community outreach we're doing," said volunteer Maria Aguilar.

This is the second year that Faithworks is providing a free place to file taxes but volunteer Maria Aguilar has been doing this for a decade.

"With Region 14 we've been doing it outside of Abilene for ten years and we go to the schools where we have Headstart programs," said Aguilar.

Volunteers aren't only from Region 14 but from throughout the community. Kyle Hees is an airman at Dyess Air Force Base who figured his background in economics made him a perfect candidate to volunteer.

"I just put my skills to use I guess.I feel like they would be wasted if I didn't do it for people in our community because again, I really think you shouldn't have to pay to get your money back," said Hees.

All volunteers go through a screening process to ensure they are qualified for the job.

"We are 100% qualified  to do your taxes. We go through two exams that we have to get  a passing score on the exams," said Hees.

How is turn out shaping up for the program so far?

"We've seen a lot of people come through. We'd like to see more people take advantage of this program because it's free," said Hees.

You can make an appointment through Faithworks to take advantage of the free program.


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