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Tax Help Available for Greenwich Seniors

GREENWICH, Conn. – Older residents in Greenwich can get free tax filing preparation services through AARP Connecticut at Greenwich Town Hall.

The AARP Tax-Aide program, is offering assistance in filing 2011 taxes, available to low-to-moderate income taxpayers, especially those ages 60 and older. The service will be offered free at town hall through mid-April.

AARP Tax-Aide volunteers helped nearly 30,000 Connecticut residents file their taxes in 2010. More than 90 percent of the tax returns were filed electronically, assuring that residents received their tax refunds quickly. The volunteers have all passed a competency test and are certified by the IRS every year.

What to bring with you:

If married, both husband and wife should be present during an income tax counseling session. Taxpayers must have available all information and documents that have been received that apply to their 2011 income taxes, including:

  • Proof of identity (picture or other documentation)
  • All income statements that apply to the taxpayers
  • Social Security number (Social Security card or Benefit Statement-Form SSA-1099) for taxpayer and all dependents
  • Copy of last year’s federal and state tax returns
  • For direct deposit of refunds, you will need to bring a personal check (if available), with bank checking account and routing numbers

Greenwich Town Hall is at 101 Field Point Road in Greenwich. Call (203) 622-7700 for more information.

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