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Still need to file federal income taxes? AARP offers free tax-filing services

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

The deadline to file federal income tax returns is quickly approaching, and there are services available that help prepare taxes for free.

The Tax-Aid program, sponsored by AARP, helps many with filing their taxes.

In 2016, over 12,000 Hawaii residents who used the program to file their taxes got about $5.7 million in refunds. Trained volunteers help individuals with the most complicated tax forms.?

For a full list of services and locations, click here.

Following tax season, the AARP will hold multiple events for for the public to safely discard personal documents. 

The annual Shred-a-Thon will be held at various locations throughout Hawaii.

Shred-a-Thon events will be held in Aiea, Kailua-Kona and Wailuku at Access Information Management Destruction Plants on April 22. 

Shredding services will be available between 8 a.m. till noon.

Paperclips and staples do not need to be removed. The drive through, drop off service is limited to two boxes or bags of documents per car. 

Access Corporation requires a signed document release form before documents are shredded. Click here for the form. Click here for the electronic version.

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