RSVP, School of Business to offer free tax assistance

SUNY Oswego’s Retired and Senior Volunteer Program this season will staff tax-assistance sites in the cities of Oswego and Fulton and offer help by appointment in the villages of Constantia and Phoenix.

RSVP supervises the annual program in cooperation with the AARP, the IRS and the state Department of Taxation and Finance. Personal income tax counseling sessions are available for all, with special attention to those 60 and older.

RSVP aides

Oswego County residents may seek income tax preparation assistance on the following schedule:

Constantia: Thursdays from Feb. 7 to April 11, by appointment at St. Bernadette’s Bistro. Call 623-9803 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays to schedule. Lunch is optional.

Fulton: Wednesdays from Feb. 6 to April 10, on a walk-in basis from 9 a.m. to noon and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Municipal Building, 141 S. 1st St.

Oswego: Tuesdays from Feb. 5 to April 9, on a walk-in basis from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at McCrobie Civic Center, 41 Lake St.

Phoenix: Weekdays from Feb. 1 to April 15, by appointment. Call to schedule: 695-2553 (Fred Wall), 458-1465 (Bill Waters) or 934-4333 (Betty Talamo).

School of Business aides

SUNY Oswego’s School of Business, through its Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program also offers free tax aide services in cooperation with RSVP:

Fulton: Tuesdays from Feb. 5 to April 9 (closed March 19), 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Workforce Development Building, State Route 57 across from Mimi’s.

Oswego: Thursdays, Feb. 7 and 21, March 7 and 28, and April 11, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Hamilton Homes on Hamilton Street.

SUNY Oswego: Saturdays, from Feb. 2 to April 13 (closed March 16 and 23), from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Rich Hall on campus.

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 canceled checks for itemized deductions and a Social Security or individual identification card for the taxpayer, spouse and dependents.

For more information on this and other RSVP programs, or to receive the Mature Living newsletter, call 312-2317 or email RSVP 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 16, 2013)

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