Families or individuals may qualify to have their income tax returns prepared free of charge. Services are 5-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 9 a.m. -2 p.m. each Saturday until April 14. The locations include Lamar Academy in McAllen (1009 N. 10th St.) and Lark Community Center in McAllen (3401 Jordan Ave.). There will also be assistance at Affordable Homes of South Texas (1420 Erie Ave. in McAllen) from 5-7:30 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday. McAllen ISD has 56 high school students certified to prepare returns. This program is held in conjunction with the Children’s Defense Fund.