The start of the New Year signals the start of tax season for most taxpayers and RSVP of Etowah County is continuing its free income tax preparation program. RSVP partners with the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and Tax Counseling for the Elderly programs will offer the free service to the community. From January 27th through April 15th, IRS trained volunteers will offer the tax prep assistance at seven locations in Etowah County and at one location in Cherokee County. Pondick also notes that they are now offering a way to do your taxes for free online. Here are the eight locations being handled by the Etowah County RSVP. The days and times vary for each location, so your best bet is to call the RSVP office at 256.549.8147 to get the details about the location in your community.