Free income tax help

Posted:  Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 10:00am

Free income tax help is once again being offered by AARP Tax-Aides for low- and middle-income taxpayers, with special attention to those 60 or older. You do not need to be an AARP member or retiree to use this service.

AARP Tax-Aide volunteers are ready to prepare your federal and state income tax returns. This free service is sponsored by the IRS and the AARP Foundation. Tax-Aide volunteers are trained and certified each year. Tax returns will be filed electronically to provide more accurate and timely service.

Counseling begins Feb. 1 and continues through April 17 at the following locations:

Bath: Bath Area Senior Center, 45 Floral St., (443-4937), Mondays 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (No appointment required)

Bath: Patten Free Library, 33 Summer St., (443-5141), Wednesday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Thursdays 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (No appointment required)

Boothbay Harbor: Boothbay Region YMCA, Townsend Avenue, Monday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. By appointment only. Call Carol Ostermann, 633-6748.

Brunswick: Curtis Memorial Library, Mondays 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Wednesdays 3:30 p.m. to 7 pm and Fridays 12:30 to 4 p.m. By appointment. Call 725-5242 ext. 510. Walk-ins accepted, time permitting.

Brunswick: People Plus, 35 Union St., Tuesdays, 8:30 a.m. to noon and Thursdays 1 –4:30 p.m. For appointment call 729-0757. Walk-ins helped if possible.

Taxpayers should bring the following records to the site:

Bring photo ID for you; Social Security cards for you and dependents.

Bring W-2s 1099s, copy of last year’s return, health insurance info for everyone on return.