Help available for non-traditional tax filers

Published 12:00 am Monday, April 14, 2008

Taxpayers who aren’t required to file federal income forms will have to file this year by the April 15 deadline in order to get their stimulus payment by the end of July.

And volunteers at the Franklin Department of Social Services are ready to help.

On Monday and Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., volunteers will be on hand at the office at 306 N. Main St. in Franklin to help answer questions and fill out forms.

Those who don’t file by Tuesday’s deadline can still received stimulus checks, but they will arrive after the July 31 target date.

Certain residents — particularly those who receive Social Security benefits — can still file by October and receive the stimulus check from the federal government by the end of the year.

There is no cost to the taxpayer for getting help at the Social Service office on Monday or Tuesday. Interested persons can call 562-8520 to determine whether they’re eligible for the service, and also to get a list of paperwork items to be brought to the office.

Filling out the paperwork takes about 10 minutes, but help will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.