FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Oahu, Hawaii Island, Maui, Kauai (January 31, 2013) – Goodwill Industries of Hawaii will be hosting VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) sites to provide FREE tax preparation assistance for qualified individuals. Goodwill’s VITA sites will be open through the beginning of April. To qualify for free tax preparation assistance, individuals must make $50,000 or less per year and not own a home or business. Appointments are highly recommended (see the addresses below).

There is also another FREE option to file your taxes online: Goodwill is proud to offer MyFreeTaxes to individuals with an adjusted gross income of less than $57,000 per year.

Use the MyFreeTaxes URL: http://myfreetaxes.com/higoodwill to file both your Federal and State return absolutely FREE! Tax filling assistance is available for MyFreeTaxes filers, contact 1-855-MY-TX-HELP (available Monday-Saturday, 10:00am-10:00pm EST) or for 24/7 tax assistance, email info@myfreetaxes.com.

Visit www.higoodwill.org or call the number listed below for more information:

VITA Tax Clinic Sites

Oahu:
Goodwill Industries of Hawaii – Beretania
1075 Young St. Honolulu, HI 96814
Phone: (808) 690-9801
January 31, 2013 – April 2, 2013
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturdays: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Ohana Career and Ohana Career and Learning Center of Kapolei
2140 Lauwiliwili St.
Kapolei, HI 96707
Phone: (808) 690-9802
February 5, 2013 – April 6, 2013
Tuesdays: 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturdays: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Windward Community College
45-720 Keaahala Road
(808)690-9803
February 2, 2013 – April 6, 2013
Saturdays: 10:00a.m. – 2:00p.m.

Hawaii Island:

Goodwill Industries of Hawaii Career Center – Hilo
200 Kanoelehua Ave., Suite 101
Hilo, HI 96720
Phone: (808) 443-5838
February 2, 2013 – April 4, 2013
Thursdays: 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Goodwill Industries of Hawaii – Kona
74-5599 Luhia St., F-4
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
Phone (808) 443-5839
February 2, 2013 – April 7, 2013
Thursdays: 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Maui:
Goodwill Industries of Hawaii – Maui
250 Alamaha St., Suite N17
Kahului, HI 96732
Phone: (808) 442-8908
February 4, 2013 – April 8, 2013
Mondays: 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
(closed on President’s Day and Kuhio Day)
Kauai:
Goodwill Industries of Hawaii – Kauai
4334 Rice St., Suite 205
Lihue, HI 96766
Phone: (808) 634-2758
February 6, 2013 – April 3, 2013
Wednesdays: 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Goodwill Industries of Hawaii’s mission is to help people with employment barriers to reach their full potential and become self-sufficient. Supported by its retail operations and financial endeavors, its educational, employment and training programs have provided skills training, employment counseling, job placement and support services since 1959.

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For more information about the VITA program contact:

Debbie Lee – (808) 836-0313 ext.1089 llau@higoodwill.org

Media -contact mcd@higoodwill.org or call 836-0313 ext.1066