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GWINNETT GAB: Free income tax preparation offered at GTC

Free income tax preparation offered at GTC

LAWRENCEVILLE — Gwinnett Technical College is again partnering with AARP Tax-Aide to offer free income tax preparation and tax counseling for community residents and Gwinnett Tech students, faculty and staff.

Volunteers with AARP Tax-Aide will be on campus from 1 to 4 p.m. on Mondays through Thursdays and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Fridays from now through April 15. Assistance will not be available March 9 to 15. Counseling and assistance is set up in the Busbee Center, Building 700, Room 2.106.

Appointments are not necessary. Clients are asked to bring last year’s income tax return, proper identification and all necessary documents for this tax year. Electronic filing will be available through this free service at Gwinnett Tech.

Individuals who claim itemized deductions on Schedule A, or the higher education tuition and fees deduction, the educator expenses deduction or the casualty and thefts deduction will be unable to process their returns until Feb. 14.

AARP Tax-Aide, the nation’s largest, free, volunteer-run counseling and preparation service, helps more than 2.6 million people file their personal income tax forms each year. The service is administered through the AARP Foundation in cooperation with the Internal Revenue Service.

For more information, call 770-962-7580.

Peachtree Ridge swim team raises $2,000 for Relay for Life

SUWANEE — The Peachtree Ridge High School swim team recently donated $2,124 to the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life campaign.

The swimmers hosted a lap-a-thon and funds raised were matched by Delta Community Credit Union.

Leading fundraisers were: Alex Roberts ($200), Matthew Shepherd ($150), Ana Villa ($145) and Andrew Robinson ($136). The effort was lead by team co-captain Becca Meyer.

Bowling event raises money for Variety of Georgia

MARIETTA — A Bowling 4 Bikes charity tournament on Feb. 12 will raise money for Variety of Georgia.

The event will begin at 1:30 p.m. at Brunswick Zone Austell, 2750 Austell Road, Marietta.

Registration costs $25, and all of the money will go to Variety Children’s Charity or the prize fund. The deadline for entry is Wednesday.

The tournament is hosted by Brunswick Zone Austell, 4D Entertainment and MNM Theatres.

For more information, visit 4dentertainment.net/BowlingForBikes.aspx.

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