Friday, January 30, 2015

Can Tax-Aide do your taxes - updated Jan. 30, 2015

Note that some things that were not in scope in the past are now in scope.

Because Congress extended Cancellation of Debt for personal homes at the last minute, and it had appeared earlier that it would not be extended, Tax-Aide was not able to do training for this, or review reference material, so it is not in scope this year.
Hopefully it will be back in scope next year.

Some cases of Cancellation of debt for credit cards is in scope, but only for volunteers who have extra certification. So it can be handled at some Tax-Aide sites, but not at others.

I think moving expenses are in scope for military families if there is a volunteer with the extra training for that, but many Tax-Aide sites do not have a volunteer who is certified in this area.

AARP Tax-Aide helps low- and moderate- income taxpayers, with special attention to those 60 and older, file their personal income tax returns. Volunteers are trained to assist in filing tax forms and basic schedules, including the 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ. Taxpayers with complex tax returns are advised to seek paid tax assistance. Please see the list below for items that our volunteers have been trained to and can complete or cannot complete under the guidelines of the program. (We help taxpayers of all ages who are in scope.)

See the link below:

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