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Westport Offers Tax Assistance To Seniors, Low-Income Households

Tax assistance for seniors and low-income households is still available.
Tax assistance for seniors and low-income households is still available. Photo Credit: File

WESTPORT, Conn. – Westport Department of Human Services Director Barbara Butler is reminding all residents that the no-cost, full-service AARP/IRS Volunteer Tax Assistance Program, with special attention to seniors and low- to moderate-income households, is still available.

Tax preparation and electronic filing of state and federal taxes will be offered at two locations until April 14. The appointment schedule is:

  • Mondays, from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Town Hall, call 203-341-1050; and
  • Wednesdays, from 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. at the Center for Senior Activities, call 203-341-5099.

Taxpayers should bring:

  • Proof of Identity (Official Photo ID);
  • Copy of last year’s federal and state tax return(s), if possible;
  • Social Security or ITIN numbers for all taxpayers and dependents;
  • Bank account/routing numbers (blank check), if expecting a refund.

All 2014 income report forms received, such as:

  • SSA-1099 if you were paid Social Security benefits;
  • W-2s from your employer(s);
  • W-2G from gambling winnings;
  • 1099G from unemployment compensation payments;
  • 1099s from banks, stocks, retirement distributions, brokers;
  • documents relating to deductibles (e.g., real estate and vehicle taxes);
  • documentation showing original purchase price of sold assets; and
  • proof of charitable contributions (receipts, canceled checks).

“IRS-Certified volunteers are available to local residents of all ages and incomes at no charge; and that Westport Department of Human Services is pleased to partner with AARP to offer this valuable service to the community,” said Butler.

More information may be obtained by calling the Westport Department of Human Services at 203-341-1050.

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