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ST. LOUIS (KTVI) - Some people struggle to pay the cost of filing income tax returns. This year, that challenge disappears with free tax preparation services organized by St. Louis Comptroller Darlene Green and the National Association of Black Accountants.

The St. Louis Community College William Harrison Education Center is the site for evening sessions on February 10 and February 17. Electronic filing is free for the elderly, the disabled, and low income taxpayers. St. Louis Comptroller Darlene Green says if they come, they’ll get help.

“There are those that have very low income but they have dependents, they need to come, there are tax credits they may not be familiar with, they need to come and find out these things,” Green said.

Taxpayers should bring their W2s, proof of health insurance, a photo ID, and other pertinent information. This includes 1099, Social Security cards or taxpayer identification numbers for all family members, mortgage interest statements, real estate tax statements, personal property tax statements, a rental letter from landlord, stub from pension/annuity payments, and a copy of prior year tax returns.

For more information, call 314-657-3422. For a full list of items to bring, visit the NABA website. In addition to free tax preparation, First Financial Credit Union, another sponsor, will be on hand to offer information about credit cards, financial counseling, second chance checking accounts, and free savings accounts.