The AARP Tax Aide program is a free, quality service supported by friendly people in your neighborhood.
IRS-trained and certified volunteers will prepare most personal federal, state, and school district returns free of charge for middle- to low-income families, singles, and elderly taxpayers.
Take the following information for yourself and for your spouse if you file jointly:
• Picture identification and Social Security cards for taxpayer, spouse, and anyone else to be included on tax return.
• A copy of last year’s federal and state returns.
• All W-2 forms from each employer if you earn a salary.
• SSA-1099 forms showing Social Security benefits you received.
• All 1099 forms showing interest, dividends, pensions, annuities, etc.
• All totaled medical/dental expenses and mileage to and from medical appointments.
• All forms related to the Affordable Care Act.
WHERE TO GET HELP
Following are the sites in our newspapers’ coverage areas. Be sure to make an appointment by calling the number associated with the site you wish to go to. All the returns are filed electronically.
• Amherst Public Library, 221 Spring St., 440-988-4230: 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
• Oberlin Senior Center, 90 East College St., 440-775-1504: 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
• Wellington town hall, 115 Willard Memorial Square, 440-647-4626: 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Mondays.
Wait until you have received all of the information needed to complete a full return to make your appointment.