Volunteers Needed for Senior Tax Help

| January 1, 2013

Volunteers needed to offer free tax help to senior citizens

River Grove, Ill. – Tax time is around the corner, and the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of West Suburban Cook and Southern DuPage Counties, located at Triton College, is seeking volunteers to provide free tax assistance to individuals 60 years of age and older from low- to moderate-income households, including seniors with disabilities and non-English speakers.

Free training will be provided to volunteers for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) Program at sessions scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays, Jan. 5, 12, 19, 26 and Feb. 2, 2013, in Room R-221 of the Robert M. Collins Center on Triton’s main campus in River Grove. Volunteers will learn how to assist adults in completing the 1040EZ, 1040A and 1040 federal and state tax forms. Free materials will be provided.

Volunteer tax preparers do not need an accounting background or previous tax experience; the IRS will provide free training on tax laws and how to prepare e-files. Volunteers can serve as greeters, reviewers or tax preparers at sites that are generally located at community and neighborhood centers, including libraries, schools and other convenient locations. Volunteers will be asked to donate three or more service hours per week to the program from mid-January through April 13, 2013. The tax counseling service is sponsored annually by RSVP as a service to the community.

For more information or to register for the training session, call (708) 456-0300, ext. 3835 or 3603.

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Barbara is the publisher of People and Places Newspaper which she started in August of 2011. A lifelong resident of Schiller Park, she always felt it important that residents needed to be kept informed about their communities. Since newspaper coverage for Schiller Park stopped about twenty years ago, she made it a goal to bring a newspaper back to the area. She tries to include all of Leyden Township in her reporting and wants to keep true with the mission of the paper to "inform, educate and entertain."

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