RSVP of Madison County will offer free tax preparation for seniors 60 and older. The service provides assistance with both Federal and New York State income tax returns.
With so many changes this year because of the government stimulus package, there could be new tax credits for which seniors could qualify. Many people who think they don't need to file income taxes are still eligible for other credits.
"Take the time to find out if you are receiving all the benefits that the IRS is offering. Stop in and talk with one of the RSVP volunteers," said an RSVP representative. "It's easy and only takes a few minutes and you may be surprised to find that there are credits that you qualify for."
RSVP has teamed up with the IRS for over 20 years to offer the free service. The organization's goal is to assist every eligible senior in Madison County in filing the correct forms in order to receive all the appropriate benefits.
Volunteers are available in most Madison County communities. For more information, call the RSVP office at 684-3001 ext. 103, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.