Volunteer tax filing assistance available
With the brand new year comes another season of filing taxes. Wausau’s American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) are again hosting free volunteer tax preparation assistance for federal, state, and Homestead tax returns.
AARP is hosting its yearly volunteer tax-aid program for those age 60+ or with low to moderate income at their 212 River Dr. location in Wausau. Assistance can be provided to taxpayers who do not own any business or rental property and whose gross yearly income is $54,000 or less. Starting Jan. 11, those interested in scheduling an appointment can call 715-298-5734 weekdays from 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Appointments are available at this location on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 7:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Jan. 31–April 12.
To file your taxes online for free, visit www.MyFreeTaxes.com, a United Way-sponsored tool partnered with H&R Block created to help community members find help with filing their tax returns. Individuals and families with yearly incomes below $64,000 are eligible to use this tool; those with higher income are assessed for a small fee.
Tax-specific questions can also be directed toward the Internal Revenue Service or Wisconsin Department of Revenue for federal and state taxes, respectively.
Those with any questions about other tax filing assistance programs or other community resources can call 2-1-1 (by dialing 2-1-1, or 715-298-2255) or visit http://www.unitedwaymc.org to access listings for health and human services programs. United Way’s 2-1-1 Information Specialists are available to answer calls 24/7; interpretation services also available.