Free income tax preparation once again is being offered through the joint effort of the Wyandot County Council on Aging and Trinity Evangelical United Methodist Church.
This is the fifth year for the program. The team of Dave and Gloria Naus, Dwain and Marilyn Sayre and Jim Morris has completed the IRS/AARP tax training. This program, AARP Tax-Aide, is the largest in the nation with 1.6 million returns completed last year. The team did 196 returns in Upper Sandusky.
There is no income or age limit for participants. The team will prepare and e-file federal, state and school tax returns, including any form or schedule in which they have been trained. Taxes will be done each Thursday and Friday until April 15 at the church, located at 108 Malabar Drive in Upper Sandusky.
The IRS requires that participants provide either a Social Security card or Social Security Benefit statement (SSA-1099) for each person listed on the return. Taxpayers also are asked to bring last year’s tax returns.
The taxpayer or spouse present at the appointment must have a photo identification in order to prevent fraud. In 2010, the IRS detected 940,000 fake returns from which identity thieves received $6.5 billion in refunds, a news release said.
Call the Council on Aging at 419-294-5733 to schedule an appointment. The Council on Aging will provide transportation for anyone age 60 and older.