Tax returns

April 15 is just around the corner. And for many, that means scrambling at the last minute to file those taxes.

If you need help, there are a pair of groups that will lend you a hand with tax preparation.

AARP’s Taxe Aide Program offers free assistance in e-filing of federal income tax returns for elderly residents and those who have low or medium income.

They are available from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday and Saturday in the Seguin Library. Those seeking assistance are asked to bring copies of their 2017 tax returns, all W2 or 1099 forms, photo ID, Social Security cards for all family members, tax receipts for personal residences, interest and dividend statements, original cost and date of purchase for any stocks sold plus date and prices received, all documents to support claims and all health insurance forms.

Their skilled volunteers will make the transition as easy as possible.

Texas Lutheran University’s Business Department has its annual Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program available for residents whose annual income is $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities, the elderly and limited English speaking taxpayers. The last clinic is Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon in the TLU Beck Center lower level room 5.

Much like AARP, those seeking help will need to bring all of the paperwork necessary.

Programs like these make a chore of preparing and filing taxes a little less painful, especially for those who need a little help.

Our Voice is the opinion of the editorial board of the Seguin Gazette.

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