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FREE TAX PREPARATION ASSISTANCE

The IRS tax deadline is April 15, 2013. In order for us to better serve you in preparing your 2012 tax returns, it is important that you bring the following with you when you come for assistance: • All 2012 tax documents • Your 2011 tax return (and your AARP envelope) • Your Social Security card and a current photo ID • Your spouse (if you are filing jointly) • A check (if you want direct deposit of your refund) • All W-2's, 1099's & 1098's • A list of other expenses, deductions, and childcare information In addition, so that you can take advantage of the new tax breaks, IF, in 2012, you: • Owned your home, bring property tax receipts • Bought a new car, bring purchase price and date and documents-fee data • Installed energy-saving devices (windows, doors, insulation, furnace, air conditioning, roofing, water heaters), bring invoices, receipts, and manufacturers' certificate • Bought a new house (before September 30, 2012), bring bill of sale and closing forms You need not itemize on your return to claim these tax breaks.

The following County facilities will be offering tax preparation assistance:
• Absalom Jones Senior Center: Tuesdays, February 5-April 9 (closed March 29), 9-11:15am. Make appointments in advance by calling 302-995-7636. AARP Volunteers • Brandywine Hundred Library: Fridays, February 3-April 13 (closed March 29), 10am-2pm. No advance appointments; first come, first served. AARP Volunteers • Bear Library: Mondays, February 11-April 15, 10am-2pm. No taxes February 18. Special Thursday sessions February 7 and February 21. Make appointments in advance at the Information Desk or by calling 302-838-3300. AARP Volunteers Tuesdays, February 5-April 9, 1pm. Income limit $50,000 with dependents, $30,000 without dependents. Sign up in person, same day, starting at 12noon. First come, first served only. No advance appointments. Nehemiah Gateway Volunteers Wednesdays, February 6-April 10, 2pm. Income limit $50,000 with dependents, $30,000 without dependents. Sign up in person, same day, starting at 1pm. First come, first served only. No advance appointments. Nehemiah Gateway Volunteers • Elsmere Library: Mondays, February 11-April 15, 3-6pm; Tuesdays, February 5-April 9, 12noon-3pm; Saturdays, February 2-April 13, 11am-4pm. Household income limit $50,000. Reservations required by calling 302-656-8200. DACA Volunteers • Garfield Park Library: February 25 & March 18, 9am. Reservations required by calling 302-571-7312. AARP Volunteers • Hockessin Library: Tuesdays, February 5-April 9, 10am-1pm. Reservations required by calling 302-239-5160. AARP Volunteers • Kirkwood Library: Tuesdays, February 5-April 9, 5-8pm; Wednesdays, February 6-April 10, 5-8pm. Reservations required by calling 302-995-7663. No walk-ins. AARP Volunteers. • Newark Free Library: Wednesdays, February 6-April 10, 5-8pm. Reservations required by calling 302-731-7550. No walk-ins. AARP Volunteers. Thursdays, January 17-April 11; Saturdays, January 19-April 13, 10am. Income limit $50,000 with dependents, $30,000 without dependents. Sign up in person, same day, starting at 10am. First come, first served only. No advance appointments. Nehemiah Gateway Volunteers • New Castle Public Library: February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, 10am. Reservations required by calling 302-328-1995. AARP Volunteers • Woodlawn Library: Tuesdays, February 12-April 9; Thursdays, February 7-April 11, 10am-1pm. Reservations required one week before by calling 302-571-7425. No walk-ins. AARP Volunteers. Tuesdays, January 22-April 9, 3 pm; Wednesdays, January 16-April 10, 10 am; Saturdays, January 19-April 14, 10 am. Nehemiah Gateway Volunteers, income limit $50,000 with dependents, $30,000 without dependents. Sign-up in person, same day. First-come, first-served only. No advance appointments. Nehemiah Gateway Volunteers