Volunteer tax aide counselors available for low-income people

MONROE -- Volunteer tax aide counselors trained and certified by the IRS will provide one-on-one assistance helping older low- to moderate-income individuals complete their tax returns.

This includes tax forms 1040, 1040A, 1040 EZ, schedules A, B, C-EZ and D and the Wisconsin tax forms 1, 1A, W1-Z, and the Homestead Tax Credit Claim. Counselors can also determine whether or not individuals have a filing requirement or are eligible for earned income credit or any other credits that would be applicable. Persons using this service should bring copies of their previous year's tax returns as well as their W-2s, 1099 forms, Social Security earnings and other relevant materials for 2006.

If filing a Homestead Credit Claim, a 2006 property tax bill and/or rent certificate is also needed.

Tax aide sites and times:

* 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Wednesday, beginning Feb. 7 at the Behring Senior Center of Monroe, 1113 10th St., Monroe;

* 9 a.m. to noon each Monday, beginning Feb. 5 at the Sugar River Bank in Brodhead, 2006 First Center Ave., Brodhead;

* 9 a.m. to noon on Friday, March 2, March 16 and April 6 at Albany Village Hall, 206 N. Water St., Albany;

* 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 20 and March 13, at the Bank of New Glarus, Sugar River Branch, 1101 Wisconsin 69 South, New Glarus.

More information about the tax assistance program in Green County is available by contacting Jim Munro, Green County tax aide coordinator, at 325-7233.

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