Clearfield, PA – The Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging Inc. honored 34 Tax-Aide volunteers with a breakfast on Jan. 21 at the West Side United Methodist Church in Clearfield.

The breakfast is sponsored each year by the CCAAA to thank and honor the volunteers who have been preparing during the month of January to start the new tax season on Feb. 3, 2020.

For the past five years, the West Side United Methodist Church Women have prepared this early morning breakfast prior to the volunteers taking the tax preparation test to become official AARP Tax-Aide volunteer counselors.

The volunteers have undergone training by AARP and the IRS to update their current knowledge and understanding of new rules needed for them to prepare federal, state and local income tax forms for Clearfield County residents age 60 and older and those persons with low- and middle-incomes.

The Tax-Aide program is administered by three partners:  the IRS, AARP and the CCAAA. The IRS provides the bulk of the training, technical support, necessary papers and materials.

AARP assumes part of the responsibility for administration of the program and establishment of an effective liaison with the IRS offices at a national and regional level.

The CCAAA provides staff, technical support, printing and assistance in the selection of housing and managing of the volunteer sites as well as volunteer recruitment.

The CCAAA also provides advertising, paper forms, tracks volunteer hours and media coverage to ensure that special emphasis is placed on reaching the elder population.

The Tax-Aide program has been utilizing electronic filing at all its sites in Clearfield County. This year, there will be five sites available in Clearfield County for seniors to have their taxes done free of charge.

Please call the phone number under the sites listed below to make an appointment. To make an appointment, leave your name and number and someone will get back to you to schedule your appointment.

Do not recall the number to talk to someone, they will call you as soon as they can.

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Looking for tax prep help outside of Clearfield County?

AARP has a map on their website where you can search for the closest senior citizens tax prep near you.

You can also ask your local senior center if they know of any other places, such as private businesses, who are offering free or discounted tax preparation that you might qualify for depending on your age and financial circumstances.

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Please call the phone number under the sites listed below to make an appointment. To make an appointment: Leave your name and number and someone will get back to you to schedule your appointment. Do not recall the number to talk to someone, they will call you as soon as they can.

West Side United Methodist Church

317 Nichol Street, Clearfield PA

PHONE: (814) 765-2691

Leave a message and do not recall they will contact you; please do not call the church.

Dates: February 4 – April 14, 2020

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays

9:30 AM to 12:00 PM

No Tax-Aide on March 10

Alliance Church of Curwensville

725 Susquehanna Avenue,

Curwensville, PA

PHONE: (814) 765-2691

Leave a message and do not recall they will contact you; please do not call the church.

Dates: February 3 – April 13, 2020

Mondays 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

 

Kylertown/Karthaus Area

Gethsemane United Methodist Church

369 Allport Cut-Off

Kylertown, PA

PHONE: (814) 345-6338

Date to be announced

9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Please note: If Clearfield or Curwensville School is closed due to weather, TAX-AIDE will also be closed. PLEASE DO NOT CALL IN; someone will call to re-schedule your appointment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Programs and services of the Agency are funded in part by the Pennsylvania Department of Aging, the Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging Inc, Mature Resources Foundation, and local consumer contributions.