January 30, 2014 at 5:20 PM
CHATHAM, NJ - Free income tax preparation will again be available Thursdays at the Senior Services Center of Chatham, 58 Meyersville Road in Chatham Township, beginning Feb. 6.
This is a confidential service, and preparation is by appointment only, and all returns are e-filed. One may call the Senior Center at 973-635-4565 to set up an appointment. This service is available to all taxpayers with middle or low income, with special attention being given to people who are age 60 and up.
Those with complex tax returns are advised to seek professional tax assistance. Participants do not need to be AARP members or residents of Chatham.
Tax preparation is provided through the AARP Tax Aide program using IRS trained volunteers. The program will run through Thursday April 10. Although homebound appointments are no longer available, family members may drop off the returns of the homebound at the senior center for the tax preparers. Returns will be e-filed insuring greater accuracy and faster refunds.
It is important that clients bring a copy of their 2013 state and federal return, the November 2013 real estate tax bill, all W-2 forms, SSA 1099 forms, 1099s for interest, dividends and other income, 1099 forms for pension, annuity and IRA distribution, 1099-B forms for assets sold during the year, original purchase price of assets sold during the year, receipts or canceled checks if itemizing deductions, Social Security numbers for all dependents.
Senior bus transportation is available for Chatham senior citizens, but the tax program itself is offered to all area residents. For bus transportation call 973-635-4565 no later than 2 pm the day before your trip. The Center is located in the lower section of the Chatham Township Municipal Building.
For more information about this program and other services offered at the Senior Center call 635-4565.