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RSVP offers free Income Tax preparation

OSWEGO NY – Beginning February 1 through April 15, The Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), a division of SUNY Oswego’s Office of Business and Community Relations, will staff tax sites in Oswego County.

AARP Tax Aide and RSVP volunteer, Julie Birtle.
AARP Tax Aide and RSVP volunteer, Julie Birtle.

RSVP manages its program in partnership with AARP, the IRS and the State Department of Taxation and Finance.

Counseling sessions are available for all, with special attention to those 60 and older.

Taxpayers should bring photo identification, along with last year’s completed tax forms, W-2s, 1099s, unemployment compensation statements, all forms indicating federal income tax paid, dependent care provider information, including name, employer, provider identification or Social Security number, receipts or canceled checks for itemized deductions, bank account information for direct deposit, and a Social Security or individual identification card for the taxpayer, spouse and dependents.

RSVP Sites:

· Constantia:  St. Bernadette’s Bistro, 1667 State Route 49, — Thursdays by appointment.  Call 623-9803 on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday to schedule.

· Fulton:  Municipal Building, 141 S. First St. – Walk-in only; Wednesdays 9 a.m. – noon and 6-8 p.m.

· Oswego:  McCrobie Civic Center, 41 Lake St. – Walk-in only; Tuesdays 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

· Phoenix: Public Library, 34 Elm St. – Weekdays by appointment. Call: (Fred) 695-2553, (Bill) 458-1465, (Betty) 934-4333.

For more information on this and other RSVP programs, or to receive the Mature Living newsletter, call 312-2317 or email [email protected]

RSVP is a federal initiative of the Corporation for National & Community Service and is sponsored locally by SUNY Oswego and the United Way.