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AARP offering free tax counseling, preparation

By Staff Reports
Published in News on February 5, 2012 1:50 AM

Free tax counseling and simple income tax preparation for senior citizens and taxpayers with low incomes is now available from AARP Tax-Aide counselors at the Wayne County Public Library on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Help will be available from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. through April 10.

In addition, tax returns will be prepared on Fridays at the Wayne County Senior Center at 100 S. John St., appointment only, from 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m., beginning Feb. 3 and running through April 6.

People interested in the program should call 731-1591 for information or an appointment.

The Internal Revenue Service requires that all taxpayers bring valid photo identification, a Social Security card or ITTN card, for themselves and all their dependents.

Tax returns will be filed electronically. The IRS will not allow AARP to prepare a return if the taxpayer refuses to have their return filed electronically.