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Victoria (left) and Cynthia (right) turn free tax prep into a morning-long hangout.

For years, Victoria has been coming to the Roxbury Center for Financial Empowerment to get her taxes done for free. “Everybody’s friendly and nice,” she said. “It’s worth it!”

This Saturday, for example, her volunteer Boston Tax Help Coalition tax preparer helped her claim a refund of over $1,000.

But Victoria’s not the type to keep a good thing secret. She started bringing her friend of nearly 30 years, Cynthia, to get her taxes done, too. On Saturday morning, they made a day of it. After saving money on their taxes, the two ladies headed out the door to treat themselves to some lunch. Bon appetit, ladies!

For the days and times of free tax preparation services at Roxbury Center for Financial Empowerment and 31 other sites, see the list of 2017 Boston Tax Help Coalition tax sites.