Free income tax preparation is again available through the AARP Tax-Aide program.
Volunteer counselors, trained and certified by the IRS, assist low and middle income taxpayers. People do not have to be retired or a member of AARP for this service. 2012 federal and state income tax returns are prepared and electronically filed; refunds can be direct deposited to checking or savings account, giving quick refunds to taxpayers.
Free tax help is available in Hague Tuesdays and Thursdays from Feb. 5 through April 15 and at North Country Community College-Ticonderoga campus on Friday afternoons, Feb. 8, Feb. 22 and March 8.
For taxpayers living in Port Henry and Elizabethtown, assistance is available for anyone with income of $51,000 or less and especially for those who may be eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).
Port Henry appointments will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and Elizabethtown appointments will be Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Returns are prepared in all locations by appointment only. Contact the Hague Community Center at 543-6161 to schedule an appointment in Hague or Ticonderoga. To schedule an appointment in Port Henry or Elizabethtown, call 1-800-675-2668.