AARP's free tax prep begins Friday, Feb. 15

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AARP Tax-Aide, the nation’s largest free, volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service, will begin the new tax season in Winters on Friday, Feb. 15. Free tax preparation and assistance is available for seniors and low/moderate income taxpayers by appointment at Winters Community Center, 201 Railroad Street. Call 530-795-4241 for an appointment. Appointments are available Fridays (Feb. 15, March 1, March 15, March 29 and April 12) from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

IRS-trained-and-certified volunteers will prepare tax returns for free and will explain relevant changes to the tax code. Tax returns will be filed electronically. Taxpayers will receive a copy of their return for their records.

Taxpayers must bring a photo ID and social security card, all income statements including W-2, 1099, and other forms showing interest, dividends, capital gains, stock sales or social security income; receipts for medical and dental bills, prescriptions and insurance premiums; property tax and mortgage interest statements; receipts for charitable donations and other deductibles; and a blank check or bank card if the taxpayer prefers the direct deposit of a refund. If health insurance has been purchased through Covered California, please bring form 1095.Taxpayers should also bring their 2017 tax return, if available. Taxpayers who have an exemption for health coverage should bring documentation.

Last year, the Yolo County AARP Tax Aide program electronically submitted more than 1,100 federal and 1,000 state tax returns, with over one million dollars in refunds.


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