It was all about free tax preparation and learning about financial resources at this year's United Way of Anchorage's Super Saturday event.

Where low to moderate income families, along with senior citizens were able to stop by the Northeast Community Center in Anchorage to have their taxes done for free.

"Most tax returns are going to cost about $150 to $200, so it's a big savings and plus the Certified Tax Preparers are totally trained and looking for every tax refund and every credit that might, that those taxpayers may have coming to them, so it's very important for those households," said Maureen Haggblom who is the Director of Community Impact for the United Way of Anchorage.

Last season, over 5,000 federal tax returns were filed for free in Anchorage, resulting in a savings of over $1 million for taxpayers.

"Here in Alaska, there's, our tax return preparation fees can be a little higher, be a little more costly and that savings is what really, really matters to a middle income household, so it's super important for people here in Alaska," Haggblom said.

More free tax preparation events are set to take place from now until April, but if you do go, make sure you bring the information, which will be needed to complete your return.

"They certainly need to bring all of their documents, we really want to see Social Security Cards and IDs for the taxpayer and the spouse and Social Security Cards for every kid, or dependent on the tax return and again all other documents for this year," said Larry Rundquist who is the State Coordinator for the AARP Tax-Aide Program for Alaska.

To find out about more about free tax preparation services, schedules and locations just call 2-1-1 or go online to

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