Free Tax Help Offered In Bessemer

      The InternalRevenue Service is offering a special one-day tax help site on Wednesday, April3.

      It will be held at the Bessemer Civic Center beginning at 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.The tax deadline is April 15th.

      If you want to have your tax return prepared,you must bring proof of identification (picture ID), Social Security Cards foryou, your spouse and dependants, Birth dates for you, your spouse and yourdependants, wage and earning statements from all of your employers, interestand dividend statements from banks, a copy of last year's federal and statereturns and proof of bank account routing numbers and account number for directdeposit such as a blank check, total paid for daycare and daycare provider'stax identifying number and to file taxes electronically on a married filingjoint tax return, both spouses must be present.

      If you cannot make it to thetax help in Bessemer on Wednesday, there are about 20 other free tax help sitesin Jefferson County. They will offer help filers who make less than $51,000 in2012 or who file a simple return. To find the closest site, go to www.irs.govor call 1-800-906-9887.