Local tax firm offers free service for certain careers

Tax preparers handle more than 80 million returns a year. 

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It’s a taxing time of year, but one local firm hopes to ease the pain a little.

Liberty Tax Service in West Ashley is offering free tax preparation for certain careers each week through the end of March.

This week the free service at 3025 Ashley Town River Center Drive is available for teachers and educators.

Next week, March 1-7 is for police and firefighters. The week of March 8-14 is set aside for health care workers. The week of March 15-21 is for senior citizens, and the week of March 22-28 is reserved for volunteers and nonprofit organizations.

For information, call Melanie Johnson at 410-7222.

— Warren L. Wise