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AARP offers free tax help - Kearney Courier: News

AARP offers free tax help

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Posted: Monday, January 13, 2014 9:56 am

The AARP Tax-Aide program will again provide free federal and state tax preparation for those with low to moderate incomes.

This service will be available on different days at the Liberty, Woodneath, Kearney and Excelsior Springs branches of Mid-Continent Library from Monday, Feb. 3, through Monday, April 14. New this year at the Woodneath Library Center, appointments may be made for Tuesday evenings from 4 to 8.

There is no age limit to receive this assistance.

“Of special interest for seniors is the Missouri Property Tax Credit, where certain individuals may be eligible to receive up to $1,100 for real estate taxes paid or $750 for rent paid,” according to a press release.

Anyone receiving this tax-preparation help should bring photo identification for the taxpayer and spouse; Social Security cards for all household members; the taxpayer’s 2012 return; income documents such as W-2’s and 1099’s; rent documentation if applicable; day care or education information if applicable; interest and dividend information; information for applicable itemized deductions such as mortgage interest, medical expenses, health insurance premiums, paid real estate and property taxes; and information on any contributions.

For more information, contact the individual branch libraries. Reservation can be made by contacting AARP at

Additional information may be obtained by contacting the libraries, and reservations can be made by contacting AARP on (816) 809-2975.

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