Free income tax preparation at library

AARP TaxAide volunteers will be preparing tax returns again this year in the community room at the Pendleton County Library. Returns are prepared free of charge. This free service is available to elderly persons and low-to-middle income taxpayers regardless of age.

The TaxAide preparation site will be open on Mondays from 3-7 p.m. beginning on Monday, February 1 through Monday, April 18 except any Monday the library is closed. 

Returns are prepared on the computer using tax preparation software. The return can also be E-filed free of charge.  Refunds are received quicker if a return is E-filed.

If you purchased health insurance in 2015 through KYNECT or the government insurance site (some people refer to it as Obama Care) you must bring the form 1095A you receive from the insurance company. If you received an exemption from purchasing insurance from the government or KYNECT you need the exemption certificate number you received.

Everyone must bring the following to have your return prepared: government issued picture ID (driver’s license, state ID, etc.) for taxpayer and spouse, Social Security card, Medicare card or Social Security Benefits Statement for everyone claimed on the return, all W2s, all 1099s (for interest, dividends, pensions, miscellaneous income), Social Security statements, and any other income statements. If you wish to itemize deductions bring proof of the deductions, ie. mortgage interest, taxes on your home, medical expenses, and charitable contributions. Also please bring your 2014 tax return as some information may be needed from that return.

TaxAide volunteers are not trained to prepare farm, rental, military or business returns, therefore we cannot prepare those returns.