2015-02-13 / Community

AARP Tax-Aide help available at library

Volunteer tax preparers in the AARP Tax- Aide Program will provide free tax filing assistance on individual and joint returns at Louis T. Graves Memorial Public Library 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays Feb. 4 through April 15. Membership in AARP is not required and no appointment is necessary.

AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers complete training courses in aspects of tax law with materials supplied by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). 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:

Photo ID for self (and spouse, if filing jointly); Social Security Card(s) or Individual Taxpayer Identification for ALL individuals to be listed on the tax return as dependents.; wage and earnings statement(s): W-2(s), W-2G(s), 1099- R(s), from all employers; year-end pay stubs are not accepted); Any other documents relating to income, expenses and banking; bank documents showing routing and account numbers if using direct deposit (preferably a check); and property tax and mortgage interest documentation

For itemized returns: documentation for out-of-pocket expenses for medical bills, supplemental insurance premiums, charitable contributions, etc.

Child care documentation listing provider name, address, tax ID number and amount paid; Alimony and child support documentation.

If filing a joint return, both spouses must be present in order to file and sign required forms.

For more information, call 967-2778.

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