Although we're in the midst of another busy holiday season, the end of the calendar year is fast approaching. And you all know what that means: tax time!
The North Oak Branch will offer tax help for seniors again next year. AARP Tax-Aide representatives will be at North Oak on Thursdays at 9:00 a.m. to assist senior citizens with moderate incomes with their tax questions and also tax preparation. The first Thursday for this program will be February 3rd, and the program will run through April 14th.
On February 7, at 9 a.m., Tax Help for Seniors (Free from AARP) is coming to our Claycomo Branch. IRS certified volunteers will provide free tax counseling and preparation. Then on February 8, at 10 a.m., the Avoid Tax Return Mistakes program will be presented. This class includes information on several key issues concerning changes in the tax landscape for many taxpayers.
Customers started asking us for tax forms in December. Traditionally, the forms begin arriving after Christmas. We know you want the forms, and we want to provide them to you. Unfortunately, we do not have any control over the availability of forms. Kansas has told us that they will not be sending us any forms, and we do not expect any Missouri forms either. I ordered 2010 Federal Tax Forms for my branch way back in August 2010. So, why are there so few forms at the library right now?
It’s income tax season again! Are you overwhelmed by even the thought of tax preparation? The Liberty Branch has good news for senior citizens! Beginning Tuesday, February 1st at 9 a.m., AARP Tax-Aide representatives will be at the library to assist seniors with moderate incomes with tax questions and free tax return preparation.
I know, I know. April 15th is over 2 months away, but it will be here sooner than you think. Before you panic, we are here to help. While we don’t have every form available in print, what we don’t have readily available, we can print out for you for a mere $.10 a page. In addition to that, every Tuesday between February 1st and April 15th, AARP will be here from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. helping seniors with moderate incomes with their tax returns for free. Please call the branch to schedule an appointment as they are filling up fast.
AARP representatives will be at the library to help seniors with moderate incomes with tax questions and tax return preparation. They will be at the Excelsior Springs Branch every Wednesday and Thursday until April 14th. There will be a sign-up sheet out at 8 a.m. each day for that day only. At 9 a.m., the representatives will be ready to start tax aid. They will not be at the library on days when the schools in the Excelsior Springs School District are closed. For more information, contact the Excelsior Springs Branch at 816-630-6721.
Does tax time make you want to bury your head in the sand until April 15 (or April 18 this year, since the IRS gave us all a few extra days)? It does me, but fortunately, my husband actually enjoys this time of year. Here are a couple of his tips.
AARP Tax Representatives will be at the Excelsior Springs Branch to assist seniors with low to moderate incomes with tax questions and tax return preparation. They will start on Wednesday, February 1st and be at the library every Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. A sign-up sheet will be placed outside the door at 8 a.m. every day for that day only. Contact library staff at 630-6721, if you have any questions.
Death and taxes are the two things you can always count on. However, we can’t always count on getting tax forms.
Unfortunately, the IRS has not mailed forms in about two years. It happened so quietly that a lot of us didn’t notice—I certainly did not—and then we realized that it was time for taxes to be filed, and we still hadn’t received our forms in the mail. Why haven’t we gotten our forms in the mail you ask?