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Cherokee Nation offers free tax preparation for qualifying Native, non-Native families alike


TAHLEQUAH — The Cherokee Nation is now taking appointments to help eligible families fill out 2015 federal and state income taxes for free.

Last year the tribe’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program helped more than 1,500 taxpayers by saving preparation fees of up to $400 that are normally charged for those services. To qualify for VITA, which is open to both Native and non-Native families, an individual or household must not make more than $54,000 per year and reside within the tribe’s 14-county jurisdiction.

The tribe also offers assistance filling out tax forms in 14 locations throughout northeastern Oklahoma.


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