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United Way filed taxes for free

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) - In a time of rising prices and tighter money, a little free is always good. That was a key goal at a "Keys To Financial Security" event in Albany.

The United Way of Southwest Georgia recently received a 15,000 dollar grant from the Walmart Foundation to help out with income tax assistance campaigns.

Saturday people were able to get information about tax credits and get their taxes filed for free. In this economy organizations are trying to provide help in any way possible.

 "Absolutely, it's real important and that's part of Walmart's initiative to use United Way to kind of stimulate the local economy. And I think it's like $45 million they're going to put back into local communities," said United Way of Southwest Georgia President Dwayne Miles.

Organizers hoped to see more people utilize the free services, but they believe there was less turnout due to it being so late in the tax season. They plan to do it again next year but this time, they'll hold it in January.

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