Yonkers Seniors Offered Free Counseling On Taxes

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Yonkers seniors with low and moderate incomes can participate in a program to help them with taxes through April 15.
Yonkers seniors with low and moderate incomes can participate in a program to help them with taxes through April 15. Photo Credit: Flickr user Michigan Municipal League

YONKERS N.Y. - Yonkers seniors with low and moderate income can participate in a program to help them get more money.

The Tax-Aide program of the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) helps taxpaying seniors by assisting with their tax services, and ensuring they receive applicable tax credits and deductions. The program will be offered to through the Yonkers Office for the Aging and the Will Branch of the Yonkers Public Library through April 15.

“AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is a great opportunity to ensure our seniors are equipped with the comprehensive tools needed to manage their finances,” said Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano. “This is just one example of how Yonkers continues to strive and provide beneficial services at no cost to our residents.”

Trained volunteer tax counselors will be on hand to assist at the following times and locations:

  • Mondays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1-3 p.m. at the Office for the Aging at the Chema Center, 435 Riverdale Ave.
  • Tuesdays and Wednesdays 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the Will Branch of the Yonkers Public Library, 1500 Central Park Ave.

AARP coordinators request that people bring their last year’s tax returns, their W2 and/or 1099 forms and all other information and documentation concerning their income in 2012.

All required tax--reporting forms will be available at the sites, and no appointment is necessary. For more information, call the Yonkers Office for the Aging at 914-377-6822.

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