IRS-certified Tax-Aide volunteer Severne Johnson assists taxpayer Janette Finfrock at Shipley Center in Sequim.

IRS-certified Tax-Aide volunteer Severne Johnson assists taxpayer Janette Finfrock at Shipley Center in Sequim.

Free tax preparation continues at Shipley Center

IRS-certified AARP Tax-Aide volunteers continue to prepare and electronically file tax returns at several venues on the North Olympic Peninsula.

The tax preparation service is free of charge. The Tax-Aide program is sponsored by the IRS and the AARP Foundation, and is available for low-and moderate-income taxpayers of all ages.

Volunteers are authorized to prepare most basic tax returns, ensuring that the taxpayer receives all eligible deductions and credits.

They work with everything from first-time taxpayers to students to working families to retirees.

The volunteers do not prepare returns for taxpayers who have income from rental properties or for taxpayers with complicated business returns.

Volunteers will file returns through this year’s deadline of April 17.

Because April 15 — the traditional deadline — falls on a Sunday, the deadline would have moved to Monday, April 16.

However that is Emancipation Day, a legal holiday in the District of Columbia, so the nation’s filing deadline is April 17.

In Clallam County:

• Port Angeles Library: Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 2210 S. Peabody St.

First-come, first-served.

• Port Angeles Senior Center: Mondays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 328 E. Seventh St.

Call 360-457-7004 for an appointment.

• Shipley Center: Wednesdays and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 921 E. Hammond St., Sequim

First-come, first-served.

• Forks City Hall: Every other Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., so March 31 and April 14, 500 E. Division St.

First-come, first-served.

In Jefferson County:

• Port Townsend Community Center: Tuesdays and Fridays, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., 620 Tyler St.

Call 360-385-9007 for an appointment.

• Tri-Area Community Center in Chimacum: Mondays and Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 10 West Valley Road.

Call 360-390-4014, Option #4 for an appointment.

• Quilcene Community Center: 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 7, 294952 U.S. Highway 101.

Call 360-765-3321 for an appointment.

What to bring

Taxpayers should bring the following documents to their Tax-Aide visit:

• Photo ID of the taxpayer (required).

• Social Security cards for taxpayer, spouse and all dependents (required).

• Copy of 2016 tax return.

• W-2 from each employer.

• All 1099 forms — these include income from interest, dividends, stock sales, retirement, self-employment, social security, unemployment compensation and cancellation of debt.

• Documentation of health insurance coverage for taxpayer, spouse and dependents. Bring Form 1095, if received.

• Check or bank document with routing and account numbers, if direct deposit of the refund is desired.

• Any other documents that might be necessary to complete the tax return.

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