Free income tax service is available for residents of Elizabethton and Carter County, courtesy of the American Association of Retired Persons.
The AARP will provide this free service through April 9. The service is designed to help older and low- or middle-income persons. Past experience has indicated that many older persons are unaware of special benefits they are entitled to claim.
Persons using this service should bring with them copies of their previous year’s federal and state returns, proof of Social Security numbers and any forms, such as the W-2 form, showing income for the 2012 year.
Trained volunteers will operate a counseling service at the Elizabethton Senior Citizens Center, 428 E. G St. Times are 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. For an appointment, call 543-4362. E-filing is available.