Free Tax Preparation Assistance Offered

The AARP Foundation in cooperation with the M. S. Kirby Library in Mountaintop and the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Wilkes-Barre will again provide free tax preparation and e-filing of Federal and State Income Taxes for area residents. This service is available to all taxpayers with lower and middle incomes with special attention to those aged 60 and over. Taxpayers are not required to belong to AARP to be eligible for this service.

To assure that your tax forms are properly completed, you must bring with you photo ID, Social Security Cards for taxpayer, spouse and all dependents, a copy of your 2016 tax return, your social security statement, all 1099’s, W-2 wage statements, interest or dividend statements, and your property tax receipts for 2017, if filing for Property Tax Rebate, and any other tax forms you received for the 2017 tax year. If you are filing a joint return, both taxpayers must be present to complete the return. Appointments are required.

At the Kirby Library, 35 Kirby Avenue, tax assistance will be available on Wednesdays beginning, February 7th and continuing through April 11th. Please call Lynn at (570) 690-1418 between 10 am and 1 pm Monday through Friday to make an appointment to have your taxes prepared at the library. Do not call the library for an appointment.

At the Good Shepherd Church, 190 S. Main Street, tax assistance will be available on Tuesdays beginning February 6th and continuing through April 10th. Please call Gail at (570) 901-1571 between the hours of 10:00am and 1:00pm Monday through Friday to make an appointment to have your taxes prepared at the Good Shepherd Church. Do not call the church for an appointment.