Tuesday, January 31, 2017 8:17AM
AARP offers freetax preparation

The AARP Tax-Aide program will again provide free tax preparation and e-filing in the Monadnock area.

Assistance is provided for low- and moderate-income taxpayers who must file a tax return. IRS-certified counselors assist all taxpayers regardless of age, with special attention given to those over age 60. One does not have to be a member of AARP to take advantage of this free service.

Those who desire assistance should bring all W-2s, 1099s and all other information concerning their taxes. They should bring a Social Security card for each dependent and identifying documents for themselves. A picture ID and Social Security card is required. The taxpayers should also bring a copy of last year’s tax return.

They should also bring any information regarding health care insurance for the 2016 tax year. This is a requirement of the Affordable Care Act.

All sites are manned by local volunteers trained and certified by the IRS to prepare and e-file tax returns.

Assistance will be available at the following locations starting in early February: Note that the Jaffrey Tax-Aide site will be at a new location – the Jaffrey Public Library.

Jaffrey Public Library, 38 Main St., open Thursdays from 1:30 to 5 p.m. starting Feb. 2.

New Ipswich Public Library, open Wednesdays from 2:30 to 6 p.m. starting Feb. 1. Call 878-4644 for an appointment.

The Chamberlin Library in Greenville, open Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. starting Feb. 3.

Keene Family YMCA, 200 Summit Road, open on Mondays from 12:30 to 4 p.m. starting on Feb. 6. Call  903-0450 for an appointment.

Keene Public Library, open Tuesdays from 4 to 7 p.m. starting Feb. 7.