Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

January 20, 2014

Several AARP Tax-Aide sites to open next month

Lee Ward
The Independent

ASHLAND — For those preparing to face the deluge of paperwork and numbers that are tax filing, the AARP Foundation is offering help.

AARP will have free tax assistance and preparation — AARP Tax-Aide — at various sites in the area beginning Feb. 1 and continuing through April 15.

Help will be available for federal and state tax preparation for those in the Ashland area who fall into low- and middle-income categories.

Tax counselors are trained and must pass an IRS test.

Sites include:

Boyd County

‰Ashland Transportation Center

99 15th St.

9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

‰Boyd County Public Library, Kyova branch

10699 U.S. 60 (Kyova Mall)

4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and noon to 2 p.m. Wednesdays.

Greenup County

‰Advance Memorial United Methodist Church

1007 Bellefonte Road, Flatwoods

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays

‰Greenup County Public Library

614 Main St., Greenup

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays

‰Greenup County Public Library, McKell branch

22 McKell Lane, South Shore

9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays.

Carter County

‰Carter County Senior Center

200 N. Hord St., Grayson

9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Lawrence County

‰Lawrence County Public Library

102 W. Main and Jefferson streets, Louisa

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays.

Floyd County

‰Floyd County Public Library

18 N. Arnold Ave., Prestonsburg

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays.

Those seeking aid will be asked to show a photo ID and Social Security card, W-2 forms from each employer, unemployment compensation statements, SSA-1099 form if Social Security benefits were recevied; also, forms that show dividends or interest or original purchase price of sold assets; 1099R forms if pension or annuity were received; forms indicating federal income tax paid; child-care provider information, including name, employer ID and Social Security number; and current year’s tax forms and preparation booklet.

If itemizing deductions, those seeking aid should bring receipts or canceled checks.

Also helpful is a copy of last year’s income tax returns.

Since 1968, AARP Tax-Aide has helped more than 40 million taxpayers file their returns.

For more information, call (888) 227-7669.

LEE WARD can be reached at lward@dailyindependent.com or (606) 326-2661.