Just in time for tax season, volunteers with AARP Foundation’s Tax-Aide program are getting ready to help residents of Mineral Wells and surrounding cities with their 2013 income tax returns.
All volunteers are equipped with the proper training and have undergone tests pertaining to current tax laws. Moreover, volunteers will use IRS material to assist in filing basic income tax returns such as 1040’s with schedules A, B, D, EIC, M, R, SE and limited schedules C and E.
Appointments can be made by phone or in person and are available at the following locations:
•Every Tuesday, Feb. 4 through April 15, at the Azle Senior Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. To contact the senior center, call (817) 444-0070
• Every Wednesday, Feb. 5 through Apr. 9, at the Mineral Wells Boyce Ditto Library from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. To contact the library, call (940) 328-7880
• Every Thursday, Feb. 6 through Apr. 10, at Mineral Wells Senior Center from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. To contact the senior center, call (940) 325-6470
• Every Thursday, Feb. 6 through Apr. 10, at Azle Library from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. To contact the library, call (817) 444-7216
• Every Thursday, Feb. 6 through Apr. 10, at Weatherford Library from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. To contact the library, call (817) 598-4150
• Every Friday, Feb. 7 through Apr. 11, at Azle Library from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
• Every Friday, Feb. 7 through Apr. 11, at Weatherford Library from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
• Every Saturday, Feb. 8 through Apr. 12, at Weatherford Library from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The program provides free tax help for taxpaying residents of the area, paying special attention to those ages 60 and older. However, people who are not members of AARP and/or under 60 are also welcome. Those with complex returns are advised to seek paid assistance.
People interested in help from the AARP Tax-Aide program should bring the following items when they come to their appointment:
• Copy of last year’s income tax return
• W-2 forms from each employer
• Unemployment compensation forms
• SSA-1099 form if 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 assets sold
• 1099-misc showing any miscellaneous income
• 1099-R form if they received a pension or annuity
• All forms indicating federal income tax paid
• Dependent care provider information (name, employer ID number or social security number and address)
• All receipts or canceled checks if itemizing deductions
• Social Security cards or other official documentation for themselves and for their dependents