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Free tax prep available for seniors, low-income families

Post Date:02/10/2017 8:30 AM

If you are in need of help preparing your taxes, the AARP Foundation will offer free income tax assistance to senior citizens and low-income families from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesdays through April 12 at the Shakopee Community Center, 1255 Fuller St. S.

Volunteer counselors will assist with basic federal and state tax returns for seniors and low-income families on a first-come, first-served basis. No appointments will be accepted. 

Please bring the following documents:

  • Photo ID, Social Security card and copies of last year’s tax returns.
  • Records of last year’s income from all sources (Social Security SSA-1099, pensions, W-2 income, interest, dividends and capital gains and all 1099 forms you have received).
  • Records of unemployment collected, disability income and county assistance.
  • All 1095 forms and statements you have received.
  • If itemizing, bring records of deductible expenses (i.e., medical, health insurance, long-term care insurance, taxes paid, mortgage interest and charitable contributions).
  • Receipts or canceled checks for medical/dental expenses and any contributions you made to charity.
  • Proof of bank account routing number and account number for direct deposit (blank check).

For more information about the AARP Tax-Aide Program or to find other locations where the free service is offered, please call 888-AARP-NOW (888-227-7669) or visit

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