Public Service Announcement
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NEWPORT 60+ ACTIVITY CENTER
20 SE 2nd St, Newport
Learn about Self Service Tax Preparation
60+ Activity Center Zoom Session
Virtual Session: Free Self-service Tax Preparation Options, Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 1:30pm. We will present, in this virtual Zoom session, information about how Oregon taxpayers can prepare and E-file their own taxes using free software offerings from the IRS and others.
The IRS FreeFile options at IRS.gov direct taxpayers to a selection of nine tax preparation websites. Four of those services will allow, for qualified taxpayers, free preparation and Efiling of both federal and state returns. We will do a brief demonstration of how to access and get started on each of the four.
For those who do not qualify for one of the IRS offerings, AARP Tax-Aide is making available a free software program, used by Tax-Aide preparers, to allow taxpayers to complete their returns. This Alternative Tax Program (ATP) will also include telephone support by TAXAIDE certified counselors to allow completion of returns from home.
We will also discuss an offering from Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) administered by OSU. This service will have a trained tax preparer work with the taxpayer to complete the returns.
And finally, we will describe the 2021 Tax-Aide service for anyone who is not comfortable with, or cannot, prepare their own returns.
You can register on line for our virtual programs at: www.newportoregon.gov/sc and click on the yellow banner and the 60+ Activities Tab to register for virtual sessions. A zoom link will be provided to those registered prior to the program or class. If you have any questions about ZOOM or how to sign up please call the Newport 60+ Activity Center at 541 574 5459.