2014-03-14 / Community

Library to host tax aide program

Volunteer tax preparers in the AARP tax-aide program will provide free tax filing assistance on individual and joint returns at the Louis T. Graves Memorial Public Library on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through April 9.

Membership in AARP is not required and no appointment is necessary.

Like thousands of other volunteers across the country, the local AARP taxaide volunteers complete training courses in aspects of tax law with materials supplied by the Internal Revenue Service.

The volunteers provide free electronic filing services using IRS software that also is used by many paid professionals. Individuals for tax assistance are asked to bring all necessary paperwork, including the following: A copy of last year’s tax return and tax records; Social Security or tax ID number for self, spouse and dependents; unemployment compensation statements; SSA-1099 form if paid Social Security benefits; income documents, including W-2, 1099, K-1, etc.; all forms indicating federal income tax paid; information about tax-deductible items, including dependents, interest, real estate tax bill, state tax bill, charitable donation receipts, etc.; and all receipts or canceled checks if itemizing deductions.

Graves Memorial Public Library is located at 18 Maine St. in Kennebunkport. For more information, call 967-2778.

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