Sunday, February 17, 2013

Free Tax Assistance Available for Local Residents

Local low- and middle-income residents can receive free assistance filing their tax returns from certified AARP Tax-Aide volunteers now through April 15
. Priority will be given to those 60 and older.

The service is available for filing federal, state and local tax returns, as well as state property tax and rent rebate applications.

Those participating should bring copies of last year's tax returns, as well as their complete income information, real estate tax receipts and any deduction information pertaining to 2012.

E-filing and direct deposit refund information are available at most of the sites offering assistance.

In Easton and the Easton area, AARP tax filing assistance is available at the following locations during the times and days listed:
  • Easton Area Community Center, 901 Washington St., 9 a.m. to noon, on Fridays and Saturdays (closed March 29).
  • South Side Senior Center, 401 W. Berwick St., 9 a.m. to noon, on Wednesdays.
  • Governor Wolf Building, 45 N. Second St., 9 a.m. to noon, on Wednesdays and Fridays (closed March 29).
  • Mary Meuser Memorial Library, 1803 Northampton St., Wilson Borough, 6 to 8:30 p.m., on Wednesdays.
  • Palmer Memorial Library, 1 Weller Place, Palmer Township, 8:30 a.m. to noon, on Tuesdays.
  • St. John UCC, 8065 William Penn Highway, Palmer Township, 9 a.m. to noon Fridays (by appointment only-- call 610-258-7322).
To find other TaxAide sites in the Lehigh Valley and elsewhere, call 1-888-AARPNOW (1-888-227-7669).

Additionally, the Easton Area Public Library is offering free tax preparation assistance now through April 13 on Tuesdays, from 2 to 7 p.m. and on Saturdays, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. An appointment is required.

For more information or to set up an appointment, call  610-691-5620 or to sign up  online, click here.


  1. Very helpful Thanks!

  2. Really helpful information,I'm starting to put my tax brackets together now and looking for ways to reduce earned income. Good thing I can contribute to an IRA until April.