Trained volunteers certified by the IRS and under the guidance of the AARP Foundation will be available to assist people of all ages with federal and state income tax preparation and filing from Feb. 3 until April 14, Fridays and Mondays at the Jackson County Senior Center in Sylva and on Tuesdays at the Jackson County Public Library in Sylva. They will also assist with the information to be filed with the IRS regarding health insurance coverage for 2014. Senior Center hours are from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. All persons are helped on a first-come, first-served basis at the Senior Center. Library hours on Tuesdays will be from 3 to 6:45 p.m. by appointment, with appointments available through the Library’s reference desk at (828)586-2016. There is no charge for this service at either location.
Taxpayers are requested to bring picture identification, their own and their dependents’ Social Security cards or a statement from the government that includes their Social Security numbers, copies of their previous year’s tax return, and any W-2s, 1099s, 1098s, interest and dividend statements for 2014 and other documents necessary to complete their 2014 returns.