Senior Living

AARP Tax-Aide offers free tax help to Cowetans

The Coweta County Public Library System and volunteers from AARP foundation are partnering once again to prepare federal and state tax returns for free.

Tax preparation and free electronic filing is 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 5 through April 9, at A. Mitchell Powell Jr. Public Library, 25 Hospital Rd., Newnan, said AARP Tax-Aide coordinator Jimmy Taylor. Call Powell Library at 770-253-3625 for directions.

The free help will also be offered the same hours Thursdays, Feb. 6 through April 10, at Central Library, 85 Literary Lane, in eastern Coweta, 770-683-2052.

A special free filing day will be held one day only, on Tuesday, March 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Heard County Public Library, 564 Main Street, Franklin. For information from the Heard County library staff call 706-675-6501.

Both spouses must be present for electronic filing of a joint return.

Those wishing to take advantage of the free filing should bring a copy of last year’s (2012) income tax return; W-2 forms from all employers; unemployment compensation statements; SSA-1099 form if you were paid Social Security benefits; all 1099 forms showing interest and/or dividends and documents showing original purchase price of any sold assets/stocks; 1099-misc. showing any miscellaneous income; 1099-R form if you received a pension or annuity; all forms indicating federal income tax paid; dependent care provider information (name, employer ID, Social Security number); all receipts and canceled checks if itemizing deductions; Social Security cards or other official documentation for yourself and all dependents.

It is not necessary to be an AARP member, and all ages are welcome, Taylor said.



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