Through the Sullivan County Office for the Aging, volunteers trained as tax counselors can prepare and e-file Federal and State tax returns at no cost to individuals through the AARP Tax-Aide program, part of the AARP Foundation.
Although intended for those taxpayers age 50 and over, there are no fixed age or income limits. However, complex returns and certain types of income are beyond the scope of the program.
Preparation of tax returns, both Federal and NY State, will begin on Monday, February 7 and continue through Thursday, April 14.
Contact the Cornell Cooperative Extension office, Ferndale-Loomis Road, in Liberty, 292-6180, or the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library in Monticello, 794-4660, for additional information and to make an appointment.
A limited number of appointments in March will also be available at the Liberty Public Library, 292-6070; the Sunshine Hall Free Library in Eldred, 557-6258; and the Mamakating Library in Wurtsboro, 888-8004.
This service is sponsored by AARP and the IRS, with help from the Cornell Cooperative Extension Service of Sullivan County, the Sullivan County Retired Senior Volunteer Program, and the participating libraries.