Free tax preparation services are being offered through the United Way of Broome County, Family Enrichment Network and Department of Social Services.

Residents may qualify for free tax prep if their total household income is less than $66,000.  Residents also must live and work in New York State, hold no rental property income and have no other state income but New York.

Appointments are being scheduled for February 4 through April 10.  The tax forms are being prepared by the IRS approved tax program: VITA or “Volunteer Income Tax Assistance” service.

Call 2-1-1 or 1-800-901-2180 for information, qualifications and to schedule an appointment.  The call center is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Information can also be found at www.uwbroome.org/vita.