WAYNE COUNTY — The Wayne County Area Agency on Aging announces the schedule for the annual Tax Assistance Program.

The AARP Foundation and VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Tax Aide volunteers will again assist Wayne County’s Senior Citizens and low to moderate income taxpayers with 2015 Federal and State tax returns.

There is no charge for these services performed by well-trained volunteer tax counselors.

Appointments are necessary; no walk-ins please.

Taxpayers 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 2015 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 2015 county/city and school tax statements.

If you sold your home in 2015 bring all supporting paperwork pertaining to the sale and 1099-S if you received one.

Please bring any information about: 1- any economic recovery you received, 2- new home you bought, 3- energy savings items such as new windows, insulation, new roof, new heating system, and appliances, 5- out of pocket medical expenses including mileage to doctors & health facilities.

You must bring in any and all information about income and expenses.

Tax Assistance will be provided at the Honesdale, Hamlin, Hawley Senior Centers and Northern Wayne Satellite location.

In view of the new health care requirements impact on taxes, please add the following to your list of documents needed for tax preparation.

■ Bring health insurance coverage information for you, your spouse and all dependents

■ If you don’t have full year coverage, bring information on monthly coverage

■ If you purchased health insurance through the Health Care Marketplace/Exchange you must bring

Form 1095-A with you. You should receive this form by the early part of February 2016.

■ Bring any health care exemptions received from the IRS or the Health Care Marketplace.

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.

When calling for an appointment, please be sure to let us know if you are filing for federal and state taxes or just state and rebate.

Tax Assistance will be cancelled if Wayne Highlands School District is 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.

Dates for the Honesdale Senior Center, Earl J. Simons Center, 323 10th Street, Honesdale, PA 18431 are as follows: (AARP Volunteers) 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

 

March:

Thursday, March 3rd

Thursday, March 10th

Thursday, March 17th

Thursday, March 24th

Thursday, March 31st

 

April:

Thursday, April 7th

 

Dates for the Hamlin Senior Center, Salem Township Building, 15 Township Bld. Rd, Route 590 Hamlin, PA 18427 are as follows: (AARP Volunteers) 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

 

March:

Monday, March 7th

Monday, March 14th

Monday, March 21st

Monday, March 28th 

 

April:

Monday, April 4th

 

Dates for the Honesdale Senior Center, Earl J. Simons Center, 323 10th Street, Honesdale, PA 18431 are as follows: (VITA Volunteers) 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 

March: (Only State and Rebate Taxes)

Monday, March 14th

 

Dates for the Hawley Senior Center, Robert J. Drake Senior Community Center 337 Park Place, Bingham Park, Hawley, PA 18428 are as follows: (VITA Volunteers) 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 

March:

Wednesday, March 2nd

Wednesday, March 16th

 

Dates for the Northern Wayne Satellite, Northern Wayne Fire Company, 1663 Crosstown Highway, Lakewood, PA 18439 are as follows: (VITA Volunteers) 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 

March:

Thursday, March 24th