AARP TAX APPOINTMENTS
Dates: February 6 – April 10
Time: Appointments 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
DO I NEED MY TAXES DONE THIS YEAR?
The news is full of stories about the 2018 tax cuts. Many people assume they do not need to file an income tax return. The AARP TAXAIDR program is urging all Americans to file in 2018 so they can take advantage of the many credits designed to help low and moderate income taxpayers. Massachusetts has not changed its tax filing requirements, so anyone with income of over $8800 must file a Massachusetts return. And If you are not required to file a MASS return, you probably qualify for the Senior Circuit Breaker and a refund of up to $1100. So, yes, you should have your taxes done this year.
Each year the Northborough Senior Center is pleased to pair with the AARP TAXAIDE Program to offer a free income tax service to seniors in the Northborough area. Local AARP volunteers staff the program, supported by the staff from the Senior Center. The AARP volunteers meet with taxpayers by appointment at the Northborough Senior Center on Wednesday mornings, starting February 6 and ending April 10. Appointments are about 60 minutes with the first starting at 8:30 and last starting about 12:30. Please call the Senior Center at 508-393-5035 to schedule your appointment.
The AARP TAX-AIDE program helps low and middle income taxpayers file their Federal and Massachusetts personal income tax returns. Special attention is given to senior citizens with Federal Adjusted Income of under $80,000. The program also helps those who would not normally file a tax return but who qualify for the Massachusetts Senior Circuit Breaker, a partial tax refund of up to $1100 for low income seniors whose real estate taxes or rent meets certain requirements. Residents of subsidized housing do not qualify for the Senior Circuit Breaker.