The service begins on Feb. 5.
Free tax preparation assistance is being offered by the Hillsborough County Extension Service for anyone who earned $57,000 or less in 2012. Tax filers will be able to use a self-guided tax preparation program and receive assistance, as needed, from an IRS trained and certified volunteer. The free service is available by appointment only on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. starting Feb. 5 through April 9. The United Way Suncoast Prosperity Campaign is offering the free service. For a list of other free tax prep sites visit www.myfreetaxes.com/tampa For more information, contact Lisa Leslie at 813-744-5519.