Community Center offers free income tax assistance for seniors
Free income tax preparation assistance for low and moderate-income senior citizens will be offered Thursdays, beginning February 4, 2016, at the Fullerton Community Center. Seniors wishing to take advantage of the free service may make appointments by calling the center at (714) 738-6305, beginning January 4, 2016.
Volunteers trained by the Internal Revenue Service will be at the Center from 12-3 p.m. Thursdays, through April 14, to assist seniors in the preparation of their individual tax returns.
The tax assistance program is sponsored by the American Association of Retired Persons, the IRS, and the State Franchise Tax Board.
To prepare for their appointments, seniors should bring their Social Security cards and copies of their previous year's federal and state tax returns. They should also bring forms for the current year, including W-2s, 1099s, SSA-1099s, and other relevant materials reflecting income and expenses for the year. For members of Covered California Health Care, Form 1095A or Exemption Certificate will need to be provided.
The Fullerton Community Center is located at 340 W. Commonwealth Ave., in Fullerton.
Persons requiring special accommodations are asked to notify the center staff when making their appointments.