AARP offers tax preparation assistance

News Graphic Staff

March 24, 2015

OZAUKEE COUNTY — Free tax preparation administered by AARP Foundation and also funded by the IRS continues this year.

A staff of trained, volunteer preparers assist taxpayers to electronically file federal and state tax returns at no cost for low and middle-income people, with special attention to those 60 and older.

The following cannot be done at these sites: rental income, farm income, or business income that requires a Schedule C. (Schedule C-EZ can be done) Sites will be open through April 8. Appointments are necessary. Area sites are: 1. Cedarburg Town Hall, 1293 Washington Ave., Cedarburg on Wednesdays. Call Port Washington State Bank – Cedarburg for an appointment, 377-0750.

2. Port Washington Senior Center, 403 W. Foster St., Port Washington on Tuesdays. Call 284-5821 for appointment For other sites, call 1-888-AARPNOW (1-888-227-7669) or visit www.aarp.org/taxaide.


Remember:

■ Wisconsin taxable income will be reduced by the amount of health insurance premiums you pay. Therefore have this information with you.

■ If your household income is less than $24,680 you may qualify for a Homestead Credit from the state of Wisconsin.

To file for this, you need a copy of your latest property tax bill or an original rent receipt filled out by your landlord.

■ NEW – You will need to supply information about your health insurance coverage and bring appropriate documents if you enrolled in the marketplace for your insurance.

As always, taxpayers should bring all tax documents they receive – including the social security form SSA-1099 that shows what benefits were received in 2014 – and last year’s tax return and a picture ID.