The Wayne County Area Agency on Aging announces the schedule for the annual Senior Tax Assistance Program.  The AARP volunteers will again assist Wayne County's Senior Citizens with 2010 Federal tax returns.  There is no charge for these services performed by well-trained volunteer tax counselors.   

Appointments are necessary; no walk-ins please.


The Wayne County Area Agency on Aging announces the schedule for the annual Senior Tax Assistance Program.  The AARP volunteers will again assist Wayne County's Senior Citizens with 2010 Federal tax returns.  There is no charge for these services performed by well-trained volunteer tax counselors.   
Appointments are necessary; no walk-ins please.
Seniors are asked to bring only "simple tax returns" as we are unable to assist in the filing of long or complex returns.  You must bring with you a copy of last year's tax returns and all tax information that you have received in order to file your 2010 tax returns.  These documents include your Social Security 1099's, wage and earnings statements (W-2), pensions, IRA's, interests, and dividends information. Homeowners should bring 2010 county/city and school tax statements. If you sold your home in 2010 bring all supporting paperwork pertaining to the sale and 1099-S if you received one.
Bring in the following information:
1. Any economic recovery you received
2. New vehicle you bought
3. New home you bought
4. Energy savings items such as new windows, insulation, new roof, new heating system and applances
5. Out of pocket medical expenses including mileages to doctors and health facilities.
You must bring in any and all information about income and expenses.  Tax Assistance will be provided at the Honesdale and Hamlin Senior Centers. If you are in need of only filing your "STATE" tax return please read below for those specific dates.
Do not make an appointment before March 1st if you: (1) itemize (2) filed for 1st  time homebuyers credit (3) education credits (4) bought an electric vehicle, (The IRS will not have the forms ready until then)
Honesdale Senior Center
IF you're filing Federal Income Taxes:  Dates for the Honesdale Senior Center are as follows:
February:          
Thursday, February 3rd
Thursday, February 10th    
Thursday, February 17th  
Thursday, February 24th    
April:
Thursday, April 7th                                 
March:                                            
Thursday, March 3rd          
Thursday, March 10th                
Thursday, March 17th
Thursday, March 24th
Thursday, March 31st
Hamlin Senior Center
IF you're filing Federal Income Taxes:  Dates for the Hamlin Senior Center are as
follows:
February:
Monday, February 7th
Monday, February 14th
Monday, February 28th
April:
March:
Monday, March 7th
Monday, March 14th
Monday, March 21st
March, March 28th
Monday, April 4th
Volunteers are limited so advance reservations are required.  Call the Wayne County Area Agency on Aging at (570) 253 - 4262 to make your reservation and schedule your appointment, get directions to one of the sites,  or if you have any questions regarding the Tax Assistance program. Please be sure to let Jeanne know if you are filing for federal and state taxes or just state and rebate.
 Tax Assistance will be cancelled if schools are closed due to inclement weather. You must call to reschedule your appointment if you hear schools are closed.  Please watch your local and Scranton TV stations or listen to radio stations 95.3 or Y105 for cancellation information.  If you must cancel your appointment, please call the Wayne County Area Agency on Aging at least 24 hours in advance or as soon as possible so we can try to fill your slot.  
If only state income tax
IF you're filing State Income Tax Only:  
The United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties and University of Scranton's VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Program will be conducting the filing of State Income Taxes for those in need this year.
Here are the dates:
Monday, Feb. 14th at Honesdale
Monday, March 7th at Honesdale
Monday, March 14th at Honesdale
Wednesday, Feb. 23rd at Hamlin
Wednesday, March 2nd at Hamlin
Wednesday, March 30th at Hamlin
 Please call Jeanne at (570)253-4262 to schedule your appointment
If you are in need of having your rent/property rebate filled out ONLY... please call Pat Perkins or Lorrie Fearon at (570)253-5540 for an appointment.