AARP to offer free tax preparation help | Update

Free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low- and middle-income, with special attention to those age 60 and older, is available from AARP Tax-Aide from Feb. 1 through April 15. Those taking advantage of the service do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this service.

AARP Tax-Aide volunteers have gone through a training program offered in conjunction with the Internal Revenue Service. Last year, more than 1,000 AARP Tax-Aide volunteers helped more than 56,000 Washington residents file their income tax returns.

Those visiting a Tax-Aide site are asked to bring a copy of their last year’s return, all W-2, and 1099 forms including SSA-1099 for Social Security benefits paid, 1099-G unemployment payments, property tax records if applicable, all receipts and canceled checks if itemizing, Social Security cards for yourself and dependents, and if applicable, dependent care provider information including name, employer, and social security number.

In the Bellevue area, tax help will be offered at the following locations:

Bellevue Regional Library: Limited appointments, check at site, 1111 110th Ave NE. Tuesdays, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m..; Thursdays, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.; Saturdays, 10:30 a.m.. -5 p.m..

Lake Hills Library: (no appointments), 15228 Lake Hills Blvd. Saturdays, 10:30 a.m.- 4 p.m.

North Bellevue Community Center: appointments by calling 425-452-7681, 4063 148th Ave NE. Thursdays, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.; Fridays, 9 a.m. -4 p.m.

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