FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 12, 1999
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Glenn A. Walsh - (412) 561-7876,


Carnegie, Pa., Feb. 12 - Beginning February 23, free tax assistance will be available, three days each week, at the Andrew Carnegie Free Library, 300 Beechwood Avenue in Carnegie Borough. Appointments are required for the Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday sessions, which run from 12:00 Noon to 3:30 p.m. Appointments, which will usually last one-half hour, are available those three days from February 23 through April 15.

Margaret Wagner, a resident of the Chartiers Valley, will provide this free service through the Volunteer Tax Assistance(VITA) program, sponsored by the Federal Government's Internal Revenue Service(IRS). VITA volunteers help people with basic tax returns, particularly those with low and fixed incomes, individuals with disabilities, non-English-speaking residents, and elderly taxpayers. Ms. Wagner has assisted taxpayers, as a VITA volunteer, for more than ten years.

Ms. Wagner can assist taxpayers with Federal and State tax returns, and with Rent-Rebate forms. Appointments must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance. Appointments will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis, by applying in person at the Library or by telephoning (412) 276-3456.

Volunteer positions are still available in the VITA program. If you would like to assist people with their tax returns, telephone: (412) 561-7876; leave a message on the answering machine, and you will be contacted.

The Andrew Carnegie Free Library opened as the fourth free public library constructed and endowed by the philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, on May 1, 1901. In addition to a Library, the cultural complex includes a 780-seat, acoustically perfect Music Hall(patterned after Carnegie Hall in New York City), 140-seat Lecture Hall, Civil War Museum, small in-town park, and discount bookstore.


Note to Editors: Margaret Wagner, of Bridgeville, would be available for interviews; telephone (412) 561-7876 to arrange for an interview.

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