Free Tax Return Preparation for Seniors and Low to Moderate Income Folks

Hi Joey,  I wanted to let your readers know that there are a bunch of local volunteers (yes I know we are crazy) who are preparing tax returns for free for seniors and low to moderate income folks.  We are sponsored by the AARP Tax Aide program.  We are trained and have to pass a test to do this.  We can’t do rental income or businesses that have depreciation, but other than that, we should be able to do most returns. 

We are going to be at the Gloucester Senior Center on Monday mornings and Friday afternoons starting 2/1 thru 4/12.  Please call the Senior Center to make an appointment 978.281.9765. 

We also will be doing them on a first come first served basis in the Sawyer Free Library in the Friend Room on Wednesdays from noon to 3 starting 2/6. 

People should bring their prior year returns and all their paperwork for 2012, including W-2’s, Social Security and 1099’s as well as their social security cards and those of their dependents.  For those over 65, they should also bring their real estate tax and water/sewer bills. For questions, they can call Trish at 978.283.2733. 

Thanks,  Trish Roach

One comment

  • SeniorCare Inc. is the sponsoring agency for RSVP Volunteers of the North Shore which provides volunteers for the AARP Tax Aide program, a great service. We’re glad that volunteers are spreading the word, too, and hope that seniors who need help with tax preparation will take advantage of the program.


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