POULSBO — Free income tax preparation is available in North Kitsap County through AARP.
The AARP Tax Aide Program’s Martha & Mary site will be open Feb. 1 through April 15, Thursdays, from 1-5 p.m.; and Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., on a first come, first served basis.
The AARP Tax Aide Program’s Little Boston Vita site is located in the Elder Center behind the library and is open Mondays and Tuesdays, 1-5 p.m. It has been open since Jan. 14.
For either site, bring last year’s income tax return, photo ID, and Social Security cards for all persons on the return and all records of income and deductible expenses or credits.
“There are some types of returns that we cannot do — rental income, depreciation, farm income, complex business returns and a limited number of credits,” said Ed Ramey, coordinator.
“We can do the vast majority of returns for working or retired persons and students. If you have questions, please feel free to call me at (360) 638-1525 and leave a message. I will return your call within 48 hours.”
He added, “The AARP Tax Aide Program has been at Martha & Mary for many years. They have been very generous in providing us a facility, staff support and a warm welcome. Our activities impact their program and they adjust and work around us. Their warm welcome is a very generous contribution to the entire community. Thanks to Chad Solvie, CEO, and his staff.
“The IRS Vita Program has been at Little Boston for about five years. The Tribe not only provides the facility but also subsidizes with staff time [and] the operation of the center, which is open to all members of the public in North Kitsap.