The tax deadline is only weeks away. These volunteers are helping RIers file for free

CENTRAL FALLS – Families with babies, groups of two and three and single men and women filed into the back of the Navigant Credit Union in Central ...

March 28, 2023
1:28 PM

CENTRAL FALLS – Families with babies, groups of two and three and single men and women filed into the back of the Navigant Credit Union in Central Falls on a recent Friday. Inside, they waited at a large table and filled out intake forms. The low hum of voices, the light clack of laptop keyboards and the occasional cry of a baby filled the air. In the back of the bank, three days a week, volunteer tax preparers gather to file tax returns , calculate refunds and help people making less than $60,000 a year file their taxes as part of the federal Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program.

Wheeler Cowperthwaite