BEND, Ore. -

The United Way of Deschutes County is offering free tax preparation assistance sessions for Central Oregonians at the Downtown and East Bend public libraries. 

Come to the library to learn about tax credits and access a free online tax filing program using IRS certified software.

Certified tax volunteers will be available to answer questions about using the computer, Internet, email, and the online tax program.

The volunteers at the Downtown Bend Library will also help people prepare returns and can answer some tax questions.

Sessions at the Downtown Bend Library are on Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturdays from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. and Sundays from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. beginning February 1st.  A special one-day session will be held at the Downtown Bend Library Monday, April 14th from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. for last minute filers.  Sessions at the East Bend Library are on Mondays from 10.00 a.m. – 2.00 p.m. beginning February 10th.  Registration is preferred, but walk-ins are welcome. Call 541-323-8482 for more information and to sign up for an appointment. 

For more information about these sessions, please call 541-323-8482 or visit