Tax season is almost upon us, and there are a few places that you can go to get your taxes done for free in the Evansville area in 2024.

The deadline to file your taxes is April 15, 2024. You never want to put off your taxes until the last minute for several reasons, but for many, the most important reason is that they could really use that tax refund check. Times are hard, and the cost of living is constantly rising. For many, it's hard to afford to file their taxes on top of other bills they have to pay to stay afloat. In some cases, filing your taxes could cost folks a few hundred dollars. That's money that you might not necessarily have. However, there are resources here in the Evansville area to help you in that department to file your taxes for free.

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Where to Get Your Taxes Done for Free in the Evansville Area

The Salvation Army of Evansville, Serving Warrick & Vanderburgh Counties recently posted on Facebook regarding places where you can have your taxes completed for free. It's a resource that I am sure many are unaware of. It's called the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program, and according to United Way of Southwestern Indiana:

<p>The VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program offers free tax preparation and e-filing services to individuals and families with an annual household income at or below $64,000 in 2023, persons with disabilities, and those who are 60 years of age and older.</p><p>VITA tax preparers are certified by the IRS to ensure that clients receive all eligible Earned Income Tax Credits (EITC) and Child Tax Credits. In addition, clients save money by not having to pay fees associated with tax preparation. Through the VITA program, we help hard-working individuals and families in our community take advantage of their tax dollars and reinvest their returns back into Southwestern Indiana.</p>

If this sounds like a program that you or someone you know might be eligible for, there are several locations here in the Evansville area in which you can take advantage of filing your taxes for free.

WorkOne Southwest
4600 Washington Ave Suite 113, Evansville
5 PM – 8 PM on Tuesdays from January 30 – April 9

United Way of Southwestern Indiana
318 Main Street in 1st Floor Media Suite, Evansville
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM on Wednesdays from January 31 – April 10

Legal Aid Society
1 NW MLK Jr. Blvd, Civic Center Room 105, Evansville
1 PM – 4:30 PM on Mondays from January 29 – April 15
Call 812-435-5173 to schedule an appointment at this location

Tri-Cap Boonville
499 West State Route 62, Boonville
1 PM – 4 PM on Tuesdays from January 30 – April 9

Christian Resource Center
499 Jefferson Street, Rockport
9 AM – Noon on February 9 & 23, March 8 & 22, and April 5

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You can make an appointment to file your taxes at any of these locations by clicking here.

Evansville Community Resource Guide

If you have found yourself in need of a little extra help, you are not alone and there are many resources available within the Evansville community. Below you will find resources for everything from childcare to housing assistance and financial assistance to budgeting help. There is a wealth of resources available in our community.

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25 Hidden Evansville Secrets That May Blow Your Mind

An Evansville resident recently posted a question in the "I Grew Up in Evansville, Indiana" Facebook group asking other members to share any hidden or little-known facts about our city not many residents would know. The answers were wide-ranging, covering everything from our manufacturing history to our place in Civil War, to a couple of popular landmarks still standing today that were the first in the entire state of Indiana. No matter how long you've lived here, chances are there will be a few things on this list you didn't know about the city we call home.

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See How Downtown Evansville Has Changed Over the Years

I find looking back on the way things used to be fascinating. Don't get me wrong, I'm glad I'm living through the current time period. The conveniences of answering any question we have in seconds, or ordering practically anything we want or need and having it delivered to our doorstep is pretty sweet. But, there is something fun about seeing how things around us have evolved. As an Evansville native, and spending quite a bit of my time in downtown Evansville (that's where the station is located), I've always appreciated the older architecture of the buildings around the area. So, I dug into the Willard Library Archives to see how a few of those areas look now compared to then. Some have changed a little, others quite a bit, and a few don't even exist any more. Take a look.

Gallery Credit: Ryan O'Bryan