Tax Time Again
Tax season is here, and Spectrum Generations is once again making its community centers available to AARP volunteers to set up appointments to help middle and low income taxpayers, with special attention to those age 60 and over, prepare their taxes.
In most instances, this would include help filing for a Maine State Fairness Credit for those who qualify. This tax credit was formerly known as Property Tax & Rent Rebate or Circuit Breaker Program. To find out if you are eligible for this tax credit, call Maine Revenue Services at 207-626-8475, or visit them online at www.maine.gov/revenue/taxrelief. If you do qualify, please bring the necessary documents to file for this tax credit.
The AARP Tax-Aide Program is funded by the IRS and the AARP Foundation, a tax-exempt charitable organization. Here is an outline of where you can find the help you need at four of our Spectrum Generations centers, plus additional locations in central Maine where AARP is providing tax assistance.
Appointments required – no walk-ins please.
Beginning February 3, 2015, AARP will be at Spectrum Generations Muskie Center located at 38 Gold Street in Waterville on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8am to 2pm. Exclusively at the Muskie Center, AARP will be available on Fridays between 10am to 1:30pm to set up ½ hour appointments for help applying for the Maine State Fairness Credit. Call 873-4745 to set up an appointment.
In Somerset County, AARP will be at Spectrum Generations Somerset Center located at 30 Leavitt Street in Skowhegan on Wednesdays from 8:30am to 1:30pm Our Skowhegan office is also scheduling appointments with AARP at The Cross Roads Bible Church in Madison on Fridays and Saturdays from 8:30am to 1:30pm. Call 474-8552 to set up an appointment.
In Kennebec County, AARP will be at Spectrum Generations Cohen Center located at 11 Town Farm Road in Hallowell on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am to 1pm. Call 626-7777 to set up an appointment.
In Lincoln County, AARP will be at Spectrum Generations Coastal Center located at 521 Main Street in Damariscotta on Tuesdays from 9am to 3pm. Call 563-1363 to set up an appointment.
In Knox County, AARP will be at the Congregational Church located at 180 Limerock Street in Rockland on Fridays from 9am to 1pm. Call the church at 596-7116 to set up an appointment.
In Waldo County AARP will be providing tax help in the Waldo County YMCA in Belfast (call 338-4598), the Carver Memorial Library in Searsport (call 548-5616), and at the Stockton Springs Community Library in Stockton (call 567-4147).