RSVP, the United Way of Addison County and the AARP Foundation will be offering two free tax assistance programs to help community members file their taxes. These programs are designed to help residents save money by avoiding tax preparation fees.
RSVP will have AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers who are trained and certified by the IRS prepare state and federal income tax returns and answer tax questions. The program is for low to moderate income residents of Addison County with special attention to those ages 50 and older. They will offer tax preparation at three convenient locations: the Bixby Memorial Library in Vergennes, the Bristol Rescue Squad and Middlebury Regional Emergency & Medical Services (formerly the Middlebury Volunteer Ambulance Association). Appointments will be available beginning February 20th.
United Way Worldwide has partnered with MyFreeTaxes, H&R Block, Goodwill, the National Disability Institute, and the Walmart Foundation to offer a facilitated self-assistance program. The program allows filers with an income of less than $64,000 (in calendar year 2016) to file their federal and state returns online anytime, anywhere for free. Filers needing extra assistance navigating the website or with basic tax law questions may also make an appointment with an IRS-certified volunteer tax assistant. Appointments will be available at the United Way of Addison County in Middlebury beginning January 23rd. An active email address and a basic ability to navigate the Internet are required to successfully use this free, self-service method of online tax preparation. For more information, please visit: unitedway.org/myfreetaxes.
To determine which program is best for you or to schedule an appointment, please call the RSVP/United Way of Addison County seasonal hotline at 398-0004
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