SUNY Oswego will provide free income tax preparation and counseling services for Oswego County residents this season at seven sites. All sites will offer e-filing and assistance for taxpayers of all ages.
The college’s School of Business, through its student-staffed Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, is offering the service weekly at three sites in Oswego and Fulton, through April 14 (with sites closed during the student break, March 10-17).
The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, as part of SUNY Oswego’s Office of Business and Community Relations, is staffing sites with AARP volunteers in the cities of Oswego and Fulton and by appointment in the villages of Constantia and Phoenix through April 12. RSVP tax counseling sessions may be canceled if there are winter-weather travel restrictions on roads.
SUNY Oswego School of Business preparers:
Fulton: Tuesdays from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1 to April 10 (closed March 13) in the Oswego County Office Building, 200 N. 2nd St.
Oswego: Thursdays 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9 and 23, March 8 and 29, and April 12 at Hamilton Homes, 96 Hamilton St.
Oswego: Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 28 to April 14 (closed March 10 and 17 and April 7) at Rich Hall, SUNY Oswego.
Oswego: Tuesdays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 7 to April 10 at the Roy C. McCrobie Building, 41 Lake St.
Fulton: Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to noon and 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 1 to April 11 at the Fulton Municipal Building, 141 S. First St.
Constantia: By appointment on Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 2 to April 12. To schedule, call Bernadette’s Bistro at 623-9803 during lunchtime on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. The site is St. Bernadette’s Church on Route 49; meal reservation is optional.
Phoenix: Weekdays by appointment Feb. 1 to April 12 at the Phoenix Public Library, 34 Elm St. To schedule, call 695-2553, 458-1465 or 934-4333, Feb. 1 to April 12.
Taxpayers should have with them last year’s completed tax forms, W-2s, 1099s, unemployment compensation statements, all forms indicating federal income tax paid (for example, estimated payments), dependent care provider information—including name, employer, provider identification or Social Security number—all receipts or cancelled checks for itemized deductions, and a Social Security or individual identification card for the taxpayer, spouse and dependents.
RSVP supervises its program in cooperation with the AARP, the IRS and the state Department of Taxation and Finance. Counseling sessions are available for all, with special attention to those 60 and older.
For more information on this and other RSVP programs, or to receive its Mature Living newsletter, call 312-2317. RSVP, 103 Rich Hall, is a federal initiative of the Corporation for National and Community Service and is sponsored locally by SUNY Oswego and the United Way.
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(Posted: Jan 24, 2012)