Sumter AARP offers free tax assistance


Lula King, Fran Broadway, Larry Bock and Paula Martin train on tax preparation software at the Historic Lincoln Center on Tuesday. The group is part of the Sumter AARP Tax-Aide Foundation which will be providing free tax assistance and preparation Feb. 5 through April 17 at the center (former home of the Shepherd Center), 26 Council St. There is no fee, no age requirement, and AARP membership is not required. The Sumter Tax-Aide Center will operate on Mondays and Wednesdays (first come, first served). Saturday, Feb. 17, will operate on an appointment-basis only. Appointments at other times may be available. Call Lula King at (803) 316-0772 or email with questions or for appointments.