AARP tax aide offers free income tax assistance

AARP Tax-Aide, in conjunction with the IRS, will provide free income tax preparation assistance and e-filing for seniors and low-to-moderate income adults of any age from February 1 through April 15. AARP membership is not required.

Ventura will have three locations and appointments are not required: Area Agency on Aging, 646 County Square Drive (off Victoria and Thille), Mondays and Wednesdays, 1-4 p.m. Ventura Avenue Adult Center, 550 N. Ventura Ave, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1-4 p.m. Ventura Boys & Girls Club, 1929 Johnson Drive, Fridays 8:30-11:30 a.m.

There will be two sites in Oxnard, and appointments are not required: Wilson Senior Center, 350 North C Street, Wednesdays 9 a.m.-noon. Oxnard Library, 251 South A Street, Thursdays, 1-7 p.m.

The Ojai site is by appointment only, at the Little House of Ojai, 111 West Santa Ana St, Thursdays noon-3:15 p.m. Please call 646-5122.

Taxpayers must bring the following documents for their tax return preparation: Social Security cards for themselves, spouses and any dependents, picture ID, copy of 2014 tax return, and all 2015 documents showing income from all sources, including wages, Social Security, interest, dividends, investments, self-employment, and pensions. If you itemize deductions, please provide total figures for each category of deduction, including medical, charitable contributions, property tax, mortgage interest, etc. If you received a health insurance statement (Form 1095-A, 1095-B or 1095-C), bring that as well.

Please note that Tax-Aide volunteers are not able to prepare returns for married taxpayers who file separate returns, taxpayers with rental property income, or out-of-state tax returns.

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