Green Mountain RSVP will offer free tax preparation assistance to area residents in the coming months through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program, open to anyone seeking assistance with preparing their taxes. Although special emphasis is placed on low and middle incomes and older taxpayers, there is no income level or age limits; however, there are some limits around complexity. Walk-in tax preparation sites include: Saint John’s Baptist Church in North Bennington, Wednesdays, 1 to 4 p.m., February 6 to April 10; and the Town Hall in Manchester, Fridays 9 a.m. to 12 noon, February 8 to April 12. Additionally, tax preparation services will also be available by appointment only at the following site: Saint Francis Church Parish Hall, Bennington, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1 to 4 p.m., February 5 to April 11, and Mondays 9 a.m. to 12 noon, February 4 to April 8. To make an appointment, call Green Mountain RSVP at 802-447-1546.
Bring a photo ID, Social Security card(s), income statements including W-2s, SSA-1099, and all other 1099-INT, 1099-DIV, 1099-B, 1099-MISC, 1099-R, etc.; Any unemployment compensation statements; dependent care provider information including name, employer ID and Social Security number; documentation for itemized deductions, such as receipts and cancelled checks; personal check showing routing and account numbers for direct debit or deposit; documentation of purchase price of sold assets; copies of last year’s tax returns including federal and state; 2018 local property tax bill and/or landlord rental certificate (LC-142); and health care documents, 1095-A series. For information other than appointments, call 802-442-9504.