Pelham Library offering free tax help

Published 4:12 pm Monday, February 3, 2014

By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor

The Pelham Public Library will offer free tax-preparation services for individuals with annual incomes less than $52,000 on Feb. 15.

The tax prep sessions will be held from 1-4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15, and will be hosted by Internal Revenue Service-trained volunteers. The sessions are free, but those who wish to participate must call the library at 620-6418 to schedule an appointment.

Those with an appointment must be at the library 15 minutes before their session is scheduled to begin, according to the library.

Those participating in the free tax prep sessions should bring the following documentation:

-Photo proof of identification

-Social Security cards for themselves, their spouse and all dependents, or Social Security number verification letters issued by the Social Security Administration

-Birth dates for all individuals listed on the tax return

-Wage and earning statements Forms W-2, W-2G, and 1099-R, from all employers

-Interest and dividend statements from banks (Form 1099)

-Copies of prior year federal and state returns, if available

-Bank routing and account numbers for direct deposits of refunds

-Other relevant information about income and expenses

-Amounts paid for day care, if applicable, and the day care provider’s identifying number

-Both spouses must be present to sign joint returns