Buncombe County: Free help with tax preparation is available for low income residents

Here’s the info via the Buncombe County website:

Do you have questions about your taxes? Would you like assistance in completing your income tax forms?

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in cooperation with the IRS, N.C. Dept. of Revenue, the Council on Aging and Buncombe County Public Libraries is offering free tax preparation for taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special attention to those age 60 and older.

This service will be available through April 15 at the sites listed below.

Both Federal and N.C. State returns will be electronically filed for safe and accurate preparation and faster refunds.

Tax Assistance Sites

Pack Library
67 Haywood Street, Asheville
(Downtown Asheville, next to the U.S. Cellular Center)
250-4700
Free parking for the first hour at the Civic Center Parking Garage.
Mondays
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Wednesdays
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

West Asheville Library
942 Haywood Road, Asheville
250-4750 Tuesdays
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Weaverville Library*
41 N. Main Street, Weaverville
250-6482
*Closed for construction during February.
Thursdays
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Black Mountain Library
105 N. Dougherty Street, Black Mountain
250-4756
Tuesdays
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Taxpayers should bring the following documents:

• Social Security cards and ID for taxpayers and all dependents.
• Previous year’s (2011) income tax return.
• W-2 forms from each employer.
• 1099 forms for income from Social Security, Pension, Interest, Dividends, Brokers/Mutual Funds, Miscellaneous Income, Gambling Winnings (Form W-2G) and any other income.
• Detailed list and receipts for Medical Expenses, Charitable Contributions, Real Estate Taxes, and Mortgage Interest (Form 1098), if you are claiming itemized expenses.
• Any other tax forms or information for both income and expenses.
• A voided check for direct deposit of any refund to your checking or savings account.

Questions and requests for homebound individuals can be directed to the Buncombe County Council on Aging at 277-8288.

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