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  •  Tax assistance offered senior citizens

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    The Wayne County Area Agency on Aging announces the schedule for the annual Senior Tax Assistance Program. The AARP volunteers will again assist Wayne County’s Senior Citizens with 2012 Federal tax returns. There is no charge for these services performed by well-trained volunteer tax counselors.
    Appointments are necessary; no walk-ins please.
    Seniors are asked to bring only "simple tax returns" as we are unable to assist in the filing of long or complex returns. You must bring with you a copy of last year’s tax returns and all tax information that you have received in order to file your 2012 tax returns. These documents include your Social Security 1099's, wage and earnings statements (W-2), pensions, IRA’s, interests, and dividends information. Homeowners should bring 2012 county/city and school tax statements. If you sold your home in 2012 bring all supporting paperwork pertaining to the sale and 1099-S if you received one.
    Please bring with you any information concerning:
    • Any economic recovery you received
    • New vehicle you bought
    • New home you purchased
    • Energy saving items such as new windows, insulation, new roof, new heating system and appliances
    • Out of pocket medical expenses including mileage to doctors and health facilities.
    You must bring in any and all information about income and expenses. Tax Assistance will be provided at the Honesdale and Hamlin Senior Centers. If you are in need of only filing your "STATE" tax return please read below for those specific dates.
    Do not make an appointment before March 1st if you: (1) itemize (2) filed for 1st time homebuyers credit (3) education credits (4) bought an electric vehicle, (The IRS will not have the forms ready until then).
    Honesdale Senior Center
    IF you’re filing Federal Income Taxes: Dates for the Honesdale Senior Center are as follows:
    February:
    Thursday, February 7th
    Thursday, February 14th
    Thursday, February 21st
    Thursday, February 28th
    March:
    Thursday, March 7th
    Thursday, March 14th
    Thursday, March 21st
    Thursday, March 28th
    April:
    Thursday, April 4th.
    Hamlin Senior Center
    IF you’re filing Federal Income Taxes: Dates for the Hamlin Senior Center are as follows:
    February:
    Monday, February 4th
    Monday, February 11th
    Monday, February 25th
    March:
    Monday, March 4th
    Monday, March 11th
    Monday, March 18th
    March, March 25th
    April:
    Monday, April 1st
    Monday, April 8th.
    Volunteers are limited so advance reservations are required. Call the Wayne County Area Agency on Aging at (570) 253 - 4262 to make your reservation and schedule your appointment, get directions to one of the sites, or if you have any questions regarding the Tax Assistance program. Please be sure to let Alex know if you are filing for federal and state taxes or just state and rebate.
    Page 2 of 2 - Tax Assistance will be cancelled if schools are closed due to inclement weather. You must call to reschedule your appointment if you hear schools are closed. Please watch your local and Scranton TV stations or listen to radio stations 95.3 or Y105 for cancellation information. If you must cancel your appointment, please call the Wayne County Area Agency on Aging at least 24 hours in advance or as soon as possible so we can try to fill your slot.

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