AARP to helps senior at tax time

March 13, 2013 by  

It is that time of year again to start thinking about tax return forms. Seniors who find it a daunting task should not fret, however, because help is at hand.

Specially trained American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) volunteers will be available to assist senior citizens with tax return preparation at the Massapequa Public Library over the next few weeks.

The AARP Tax-Aide service is available free of charge to senior citizens age 60 and over, as well as to the low to middle-income taxpayer. The professionally trained volunteers have been assisting such individuals across the United States for over 40 years.

The AARP Foundation Tax Aide program ensures that eligible citizens in need are able to obtain flexible income for daily necessities by assisting them with tax preparation and making certain they receive the appropriate tax credits and deductions.

The Bar Harbour building in Massapequa Park, where this is taking place, is one of two divisions of Massapequa’s Public Library. Located at 40 Harbor Lane, the Bar Harbour location focuses on books, magazines, reference materials, audio books and cassettes, CDs, DVDs, and videocassettes. This branch also provides a help desk for senior citizens, internet access, and children’s and young people’s programs. Museum passes are also available here.

This service is available from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on every Friday, starting this week and continuing up until April 12 inclusive. To register for this service, call 798.4607 or 799.0770. For a full list of all the documents required, visit the AARP website or Massapeque’s Patch site.