Sound Off

Sound off: Is there any place in Lawrence that would help senior citizens do their income tax for free?

Yes. Free tax assistance is available to residents ages 60 and older and those with low to moderate incomes at the Lawrence Senior Center through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. Sarah Merriman, district coordinator for the program, said volunteers are offering assistance through April 17, this year’s tax deadline, at the center, 745 Vt. Instead of providing services on a walk-in basis only, they are scheduling appointments. To make an appointment, call 856-0365 between noon and 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The program is providing tax assistance from noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays.


Fred Whitehead Jr. 5 years, 11 months ago

Yes. The Senior Center

Also, there are a number of free tax preparation sites on the IRS web site. You can do your Federal return for free but there is about a $9.00 charge for the state returns.

I have used these for 4 years now and my refund has been in my bank account in about 2-3 weeks.

BooksGalore 5 years, 11 months ago

Per the LJWorld, AARP has a free program that assists seniors with preparing their tax returns. I hope this helps!

pace 5 years, 11 months ago

Beware all these demon groups,the retired, workers, scientists, educators, the elderly, women,gays, poor, ill, youth, minorities. Only people you should have faith in, is rich white oil men. You feel we should give them our tax money, drilling and water rights and you feel they will let the jobs, access to health care and pensions trickle down, that trickle down will start working any minute now.

If congress was worth their salt, he tax code would be so simple and fair, it wouldn't take charity and lawyers, and organizations for normal people to help fill out the forms.

Fred Whitehead Jr. 5 years, 11 months ago

Mr. toe is another one of those people who cannot stomach the fact that the republican facists are the ones who got us into this economic mess and that any organization that does not worship rush limabugh and his national socialist agenda should be avoided.

Do not fear the AARP. they are really on our side. So is the President of the United States. Beware anyone who blames everything on Mr. Obama, they are to be avoided.

Clara Westphal 5 years, 11 months ago

AARP volunteers help seniors but it is suggested to call and make an appointment. They do take walk-ins too. They also take those under 65 that have a low to moderate income.

They are very good.

bad_dog 5 years, 11 months ago

Another well reasoned and substantiated refutation...

tomatogrower 5 years, 11 months ago

If a senior citizen doesn't have enough money to hire an accountant, then they probably don't have a very complicated tax form anyway, so even "the evil AARP" couldn't mess it up. Geez, bring politics into everything. Do some of you people never talk to a family member or neighbor if they support the president of the United States and our government. Some patriots you are, but I'll bet you have a flag decal.

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