It’s tax time again and in The Villages residents have a great opportunity to utilize the services of AARP’s Tax-Aide.
AARP’s Tax-Aide is a free service that is available to residents of The Villages to help prepare income tax returns free of charge. Since the Internal Revenue Service has kicked off the 2011 tax filing season there are plenty of AARP Tax-Aide volunteers in The Villages FL to help residents with their tax returns beginning February 1st.
The AARP Tax-Aide volunteers will only help with federal returns, but that’s okay since Florida has no state tax.
Each year according to the AARP website 232,000 Florida taxpayers come to Tax-Aide each year for the free assistance. You can find AARP Tax-Aide locations by visiting this site AARP TAX-AIDE LOCATOR
Tax-Aide volunteers receive plenty of intensive education to help them prepare for tax season. Beginning around the 1st week in October and running through January, Tax-Aide volunteers receive extensive training. The training involves studying and testing to make sure that the volunteers thoroughly understand the new tax codes and procedures. When it comes to tax returns Tax-Aide volunteers in The Villages are even able to file electronic returns directly to the IRS.
When filing tax returns electronically some taxpayers can see refunds as quickly as 10 days from filing. If a taxpayer chooses direct deposit then it’s hassle free and fast.
AARP Tax-Aide in The Villages FL can be found at the following locations
COLONY COTTAGE RECREATION CENTER Address: 510 COLONY BLVD, THE VILLAGES, FL 32162E-filing Status: Yes Contact Telephone: Handicap Accessible: Yes Site Schedule: Mon thru Friday 8:30AM-3:00PM and Sat 8:30AM-11:00AM Comments: Phone 352-750-5437 (after Feb 3, during open hours only) Appointment: Walk-ins Welcome
THE VILLAGES PUBLIC LIBRARY Address: 325 BELVEDERE BLVD, THE VILLAGES, FL 32162-5386 E-filing Status: Yes Contact Telephone: Handicap Accessible: Yes Site Schedule: Sat 9:00AM-12:00PM
Comments: AVAILABLE ONLY SATURDAYS, FEBRUARY 12 AND 26, MARCH 12 AND 26, APRIL 9 APPOINTMENTS RECOMMENDED. CALL 352-259-5739 WALK-INS WELCOME ON A SPACE AVAILABLE BASIS Appointment: Appointment Required
MULBERRY GROVE RECREATION CENTER Center Address: 8445 SE 165TH MULBERRY LN, THE VILLAGES, FL 32162-5847 E-filing Status: Yes Contact Telephone: Handicap Accessible: Yes Site Schedule: Mon 8:30AM-3:00PM
Comments: BEGINNING FEBRUARY 14. OLD GLORY ROOM Appointment: Walk-ins Welcome
LA HACIENDA RECREATION CENTER Address: 1200 AVENIDA CENTRAL, THE VILLAGES, FL 32159-5702 E-filing Status: Yes Contact Telephone: Handicap Accessible: Yes Site Schedule: Tue 8:00AM-3:00PM Comments: Julio Iglesias room, starting Tuesday February 8… Appointment: Walk-ins Welcome
PARADISE RECREATION CENTER Address: 1403 PARADISE DR, THE VILLAGES, FL 32159-2152 E-filing Status: Yes Contact Telephone: Handicap Accessible: No Site Schedule: Mon 8:00AM-3:00PM
Comments: Cary Grant room. Appointment: Walk-ins Welcome
LADY LAKE COMMUNITY BLDG Address: 237 W GUAVA ST, LADY LAKE, FL 32159-3735 E-filing Status: Yes Contact Telephone: (352) 391-2445 Handicap Accessible: Yes Site Schedule: Tue 9:00AM-1:30PM , Fri 9:00AM-1:30PM Comments: ** APPOINTMENT PREFERRED ** SERVICE WILL BE AVAILABLE AT LADY LAKE COMMUNITY BUILDING THIS YEAR ONLY. NEW BUILDING IS LOCATED NEXT O THE LADY LAKE LIBRARY. APPOINTMENTS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED – Phone 391-2445 LIMITED WALK-INS ON A SPACE AVAILABLE BASIS. Appointment: Walk-ins Welcome
In addition to the AARP Tax-Aide taxpayers in The Villages can also turn to the IRS’s program called Free File. This is available on the IRS website at IRS.GOV/FreeFile
Anyone with combined income of less than $57,000 in adjusted gross income in 2011 can utilize the Free File program. A majority of Floridians can utilize the Free File program since Florida does not have a state tax making it very easy to utilize. If looking for a fast refund use Free File and then select direct deposit.
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