AARP is also offering free tax preparation beginning on February 1.
Free, in-person tax preparation services are made possible through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, which uses IRS-certified volunteers to provide basic income tax return preparation and electronic filing to qualified individuals throughout the Midlands.
There are no income requirements for the service.
Tax-Aide, which is offered free of charge, is available to AARP members and non-members and includes more than 5,000 locations in neighborhood libraries, malls, banks, community centers and senior centers nationwide.
The VITA service will run in Bob Evans Farms Hall every Monday, Tuesday, and Friday through Tuesday, April 18, due to April 15 falling on a Saturday this year.
"We're proud to continue this almost 50-year-old tradition of helping New Yorkers navigate the tax season", said AARP New York State Director Beth Finkel. About 7,400 returns were e-filed. "And, of course, once they do, they're usually, I would say, always satisfied", says Jim Murphy, District Coordinator of AARP Tax Aide, Columbus.
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers are trained and IRS-certified each year to ensure their knowledge of revisions to the US tax code.
The VITA program offers free electronic filing.
Appointments are required at all tax clinics. Since 1968, Tax-Aide has helped almost 50 million low- to moderate-income taxpayers. Those who want help should bring last year's tax return, a photo ID, Social Security card and all tax documents.