April 15 will be here before you know it. But are your eyes still glazed over at the prospect of dealing with those confusing forms? Not sure if new provisions of the tax code apply to you?
Help is available.
Free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low- and middle- incomes, with special attention to those age 60 and older, is available from AARP Tax-Aide from February 1 through April 15. You do not need to be an AARP member or a retiree to use this service.
Tax law can often be confusing. AARP Tax-Aide volunteers can make the process of filling out tax returns a whole lot easier. Congress was working on tax laws until mid-December, and the AARP Tax-Aide volunteers have become familiar with the most current tax provisions. The volunteers have completed a rigorous training program offered in conjunction with the Internal Revenue Service, and have the knowledge to prepare your return taking advantage of all the many provisions of the tax code.
Last year, more than 1,000 AARP Tax-Aide volunteers helped more than 56,000 Washington residents file their income tax returns. AARP Tax-Aide volunteers will offer help with personal income tax returns at nearly 200 sites in Washington state this year. The program is offered at senior centers, libraries and other convenient locations.
Call our toll-free number, 1-888-227-7669, or go online to locate an AARP Tax-Aide site near you.
When you visit an AARP Tax-Aide site, please bring a copy of last year’s return, all W-2 and 1099 forms including SSA-1099 for Social Security benefits paid, property tax records if applicable, all receipts and canceled checks if itemizing, Social Security cards for yourself and dependents, and if applicable, dependent care provider information including name, employer, and social security number.
AARP Tax-Aide is a program of the AARP Foundation, offered in conjunction with the IRS.
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