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AARP offers consumers free tax-filing assistance

Free tax help, including assistance with Affordable Care Act tax paperwork, is available in the Sacramento region through the AARP Tax-Aide program.

The program is geared to low- to middle-income taxpayers, with an emphasis on those age 60 and older. Services are available through April 15, the IRS tax-filing deadline.

AARP said appointments can be scheduled by calling 211, the Sacramento region’s information line, for the following sites: Arden-Dimick Library, Carmichael Library, Folsom Library, Fair Oaks, Citrus Heights and Sacramento’s Victory Townhomes.

AARP also recommends searching online for dozens of additional sites by typing “AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Locator” into a Web browser. Based on your zip code, it shows dozens of locations for AARP-provided tax help and phone numbers for appointments at libraries, senior centers, community centers and other locations. Among them are the Rio Linda/Elverta Community Center, (916) 991-5929; Sacramento’s Howe Park (916) 927-3802; and the Orangevale Recreation and Park District, (916) 988-4373.

Taxpayers with appointments should bring last year’s tax return, a photo ID, W-2 forms, Social Security cards for dependents and 1095-A forms for health insurance purchased under the federal Affordable Care Act.

For more details, go to aarp.org/taxaide or call (877) 434-7598.

Call The Bee’s Mark Glover, (916) 321-1184.

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