Free AARP income tax help for seniors

Jan 28, 2014

AARP tax-aide volunteers are ready to prepare federal and state income tax returns. The free service is sponsored by the IRS and the AARP Foundation.

The service is for low-and middle- income taxpayers, with special attention to those 60 or older. One does not need to be an AARP member or retiree to use this service.

Tax-aide volunteers are trained and certified each year. Tax returns will be filed electronically to provide more accurate and timely service.

Counseling begins Feb. 1 and continues through April 15, as follows:

Camden: Camden Public Library, 55 Main St. Tuesdays: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Thursdays, 4 to 8 p.m. Appointment required. Call 236-3440

Rockland: Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St. Mondays and Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Appointment required. Call 594-0310

Spectrum Generations, 61 Park St. Fridays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Appointment required. Call 596-0339

Waldoboro: Waldoboro Library, 958 Main St. Mondays, 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. (Closed Feb. 18) Call 832-4484 for appointments.

Washington: Washington Fire Station, 40 Old Union Road, Wednesdays, 12:30 to 4 p.m. Call 845-2377 for appointments.

Taxpayers should bring a photo ID for self and dependents, copy of last years return, all documentation related to income, deductions, and credits.

For more information call Mary Louise Blanchard, district coordinator, 386-1048.

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