Free tax help at the Adams Public Library

Staff Writer

    Free tax assistance provided by the AARP Tax-Aide volunteers will be available at the Adams Public Library System-Decatur this tax season from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. each Tuesday until mid April. Assistance will be provided at the APLS-Geneva from 1-5 p.m. March 1 and April 10.
    This free service takes walk-ins, but reservations are appreciated. For Decatur appointments, contact the library’s reference department at 724-2605 / To reserve a spot in Geneva, call 368-7270.
    Participants should bring the following items to the appointment: last year’s tax return; Social Security cards and birth dates of all names listed on tax returns, including dependents; all W2s, 1099s, and other tax statements received for the tax year; receipts for deductions including tax receipts; rent receipts, name and address of landlord if claiming renter’s deduction on the Indiana return; care provider’s name, address and identifying number if claiming deduction for Child and Dependent Care expenses; amount(s) and date(s) of each payment of estimated taxes during the tax year; and voided check or savings account routing numbers for direct deposit of refund.
    Individuals with tax returns that are deemed too complicated will be referred to a tax professional.
    For more information, contact the reference department at APLS at 724-2605.