AARP Provides Free Tax Assistance at Senior Center

 02/12/2013 - 12:55

Seniors can get free tax assistance by appointment on Monday afternoons at the Saline Area Senior Center.


The AARP is providing free tax assistance at the Saline Area Senior Center. The service will be provided on Monday afternoons, beginning at 1 p.m..

Residents are asked to call ahead to make appointments. The services is offered until April 15.

Call 429-9274 to make an appointment. On Feb. 18, AARP volunteers will offer the service without appointment.

The Saline Area Senior Center is located behind Saline Middle School at 7190 N. Maple Road.

The AARP tax assistance is done by trained volunteers in partnership with the IRS, and is geared to seniors age 60 and up.  The volunteers are able to do 1040 forms, and amended returns.  The returns will be sent electronically, and you will receive a paper copy to take home.  They are unable to do returns with trust funds, business or farm income  with the exception of Schedule CEZ.  You will need to bring:

Photo ID, Social security card and S.S. cards for all

dependents or ITIN (Individual Taxpayer Identification)

Birthdates for all dependents

Dependent care provider information (name, employer, ID, and Social Security number)

Daycare provider tax identification & total amount paid for daycare

Statement from DHS

2012 Property Tax receipts Winter & Summer

Heating bill containing 2012 heating summary                                     

Current year’s tax forms and preparation booklet

Copy of last year’s income tax return

If renting, proof of rent paid (landlord’s name & address)

W-2 forms from each employer

Unemployment compensation statements

SSA-1099 form if you were paid Social Security benefits

All 1099 forms (1099-INT, 1099-DIV, 1099-B, etc.)

showing interest and/or dividends and documentation

showing original purchase price of sold assets

1099-misc.showing any miscellaneous income

1099-R form if you received a pension or annuity

All forms indicating federal income tax paid

All receipts or canceled checks if itemizing deductions

Divorce/alimony documents

Bank routing and account numbers for direct deposits

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