- Last Updated on Thursday, 30 January 2020 22:36
The AARP is offering tax counseling for the elderly at various locations in the south hills and mon valley areas. Listed below are a few of the programs and locations that are available. For additional information or questions, please call the phone number listed.
West Newton Center for Active Adults
The AARP Tax Counseling for Elderly (TCE) Program offers free tax prep assistance to seniors who cannot afford professional help. Volunteers from the RSVP will assist persons by appointment only at the West Newton Center for Active Adults starting in February of 2020.
Income Tax Assistance for Seniors
- Simple (short form) tax assistance only.
- By appointment only. No walk-ins will be accepted.
- Participants must bring all required documentation such as income, interest, and dividend statements as well as copies of last year’s federal and state tax returns.
- Tax assistance is provided by AARP Volunteers. The West Newton Senior Center offers the use of the facility to the AARP for tax assistance
The West Newton Center for Active Adults is located at 103 East Main Street, West Newton, PA. For additional info or questions, call 724-872-4976
Pleasant Hills Public Library
The Pleasant Hills Public Library will host AARP Tax Help Volunteers on Tuesdays, February 4 through April 7, 2020 from 12:00 noon - 8:00 p.m. BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is available free to taxpayers with low and moderate incomes, with special attention to those 60 and older.
TAX FORMS INFORMATION: Visit the Library’s website: http://www.pleasanthillslibrary.org/taxforms.htm for a list of tax links.
FEDERAL: Forms are available for printing through the IRS website: https://www.irs.gov/forms-instructions or can be ordered and sent through the mail by calling 1-800-829-3676.
STATE: State tax forms are no longer sent for distribution through libraries, but can be printed from the state’s website: https://www.revenue.pa.gov/FormsandPublications/FormsforIndividuals/Pages/default.aspx or can be ordered and sent through the mail by calling 1-888-PATAXES (1-888-728-2937) and leaving a message.
Library staff can print needed tax forms for 20¢ per page. Please ask at the front desk. Appointments can be made by contacting the Library at 412-655-2424. The Pleasant Hills Public Library is located at 302 Old Clairton Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15236
Washington County (District 14)
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, the nation’s largest free, volunteer-run tax assistance and preparation program, makes it easier for older, low-income taxpayers to file their tax returns and get the credits and deductions they’ve earned. Taxpayers need not be retired or AARP members to use the program. IRS-certified volunteers will provide free, in-person assistance for federal, state, and local tax returns at multiple sites in the Washington County area BY APPOINTMENT ONLY (except as noted) at the following locations.
|Site & Address||Days||Appointment Hours||Start/End Dates||Contact #|
Washington Senior Center
69 W. Maiden St.
Washington, PA 15301
|Wed||9:00am - 2:00pm||2/12 - 4/8||724-222-8566|
|Thu||8:00am - 1:00pm||2/13 - 4/9|
Presbyterian Senior Center
880 S. Main St.
Washington, PA 15301
|Fri||10:00am - 2:00pm||2/14 - 4/10||724-250-4993|
Riverside Place Senior Center
303 Chamber Plaza
Charleroi, PA 15022
|Thu||9:00am - 2:00pm||2/6 - 3/26||724-483-5800|
Peters Twp Public Library
616 E. McMurray Rd. McMurray, PA 15317
|Mon||9:30am – 2:30pm||2/3 - 4/6||724-941-9430|
|Thu||12:30pm - 7:30pm||2/6 - 4/9|
|Sat||9:30am - 1:30pm||2/8 - 4/4||Walk-Ins Only|
Taxpayers MUST call the site contact number to make an appointment. If you cancel, call as soon as possible so that we may help another taxpayer. Arrive at least 20 minutes before your appointment time and bring your spouse, last year's tax returns, all 2019 tax documents, photo IDs, and Social Security (or equivalent) cards. Taxpayers applying for PA property tax and rent rebates must also bring original stamped 2019 property tax receipts or a signed PA-1000 Rent Certificate from their landlord.
Returns including rentals, farm income, depreciation, businesses with employees, complex returns, large gas well royalties, or taxpayers requesting only PA property tax and rent rebate applications may be referred elsewhere. For further information and questions about the program, contact Dean Rath, Washington County District Coordinator, at 724-941-7608 or the AARP Foundation at. www.aarpfoundation.org/taxaide or call 1-888-OUR-AARP (1-888-687-2277).