Free tax filling assistance is available thanks to a national program from the AARP Foundation.

The AARP Foundation’s Tax-Aide program offers free assistance in helping residents file taxes and the help is totally free.

Local coordinator Lett Florendo said they plan to begin offering assistance at the Corinth VFW on Purdy School Road beginning February 22, weather permitting. If they cannot open on Monday, they will have their first day on Saturday, February 27. Appointments will be offered Mondays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the VFW through April 12. An appointment is required for assistance.

The help is available for taxpayers of all ages and participants do not have to be an AARP member.

Those who use the program should bring:

For a married couple filing jointly, both spouses must be present

n Photo ID for you and your spouse (if married)

n Social Security cards or ITIN documents for you, your spouse and/or dependents

n Birth dates for you, spouse and/or dependents

n Copy of last year’s tax return

n All forms W-2, 1098 and 1099

n 1095 if you purchased insurance through the Marketplace (Exchange)

n Information for other income

n Information for all deductions/credits

n Proof of savings or checking account ad routing numbers (for direct deposit of refund)

AARP Tax-Aide is the largest free, volunteer-based tax preparation service in the country, staffed with trained and IRS-certified volunteers.

For more information, visit aarpfoundation.org/taxaide

To make an appointment for assistance in Alcorn County call 662-287-6106.

Banner Independent Editor

Managing editor of the Daily Corinthian’s sister newspaper, Booneville’s Banner-Independent, Brant Sappington has been a member of the Daily Corinthian family since 2001.

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