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Free Tax Preparation Could be First Step to Financial Stability

By Kristine Hazzard, President and CEO, Berkshire United Way

Tax season is often a time of stress for families. Getting taxes done before that April 15th deadline – April 19th in Massachusetts this year due to Patriots’ Day -- can be a crushing amount of pressure when you consider all of the other variables going on in life at any given time. Whether you do it yourself, through an accountant, or a nationwide tax preparation service, doing your taxes can be an expensive task in both time and money. The good news is: it doesn’t have to be.