After the holiday season is over we begin right away preparing for the tax filing season learning new procedures and rules of tax law.

We will begin our tax preparation season at Seniors on Center, 41 W. Center Street, Mount Gilead on Tuesday, Feb. 7.

We will be preparing tax returns on Tuesdays this tax season. Returns are prepared by appointment only. Appointments can be made by calling: 419-946-4191, The Seniors on Center beginning in January 2017.

Please bring with you to your tax preparation appointment, a copy of your last year’s tax return, all W-2’s, 1099’s, 1098’s, receipts for any expenses to be claimed on your return, and any and all income information which pertains to your return. You will need a photo ID for you and your spouse (if applicable), along with a Social Security Card for you, your spouse and any dependents to be claimed on your return. Even if we do know you, you must have the required documentation. This is to protect all from identity theft which is a very serious problem. We are doing our part to protect you, please be compliant!

“Certain taxpayers will get their refunds a bit later this year. By law, the IRS must hold refunds for ANY tax return claiming either the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) or Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC) until Feb. 15. This means the WHOLE refund, not just the part related to the EITC or ACTC.

The IRS advises that taxpayers should file their returns as they normally do. The IRS issues more than 9 out of 10 refunds in less than 21 days. However, some returns may need further review. Whether or not claiming EITC or ACTC, the IRS cautions taxpayers not to count on getting a refund by a certain date.” *IRS Special Edition Tax Tip 2016-16.

We look forward to seeing all of you again and hopefully together we’ll have another successful tax season as we did last year with all our new volunteers, who at still “at it” with AARP Tax Aides keeping our Morrow County site alive and well and open!