Vail library offers free tax return preparation

VAIL — The Vail Public Library has partnered with the AARP Foundation to offer free tax preparation services for the community. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide will set up and prepare tax returns for individuals and families at the Vail Public Library two days per week this tax season.

“I’ve wanted to provide this service for valley residents for some time and now it’s possible,” Vail librarian Lori Ann Barnes said. “There is absolutely no charge to individuals and this service is offered at no additional cost to taxpayers.”

Volunteers will be provided by AARP Foundation’s Tax-Aide group. All volunteers are IRS-certified and receive updated training annually. AARP Foundation’s Tax-Aide is the nation’s largest free, volunteer-run tax preparation program.

Jack Beckner, the district coordinator for Tax-Aide, said the program is open to “low to moderate income tax payers, especially those 60 and older. We help each person individually at no cost. So, tell your friends, family and neighbors. Or, bring them with you to the site.”

The service will be offered starting in early February through March during tax season. Hours are from 3 to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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