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The Bedford Council on Aging has many activities for older adults, but there is so much more…

Did you know that the COA can help with your taxes?  For Free if you qualify? Here’s what they say:

Starting February 3rd and continuing through April 11th, the Bedford COA and the Bedford Library are offering free tax assistance primarily for low to moderate-income seniors, prepared by qualified volunteers. All volunteers are required to pass an IRS examination before they are permitted to prepare a tax return, and each works with another volunteer to be certain that no deduction or credit is missed.

Generally, most appointments are 60 minutes in length depending on the complexity of the return. When the client leaves the interview, they take all their documentation with them so that nothing is left with the volunteer, and the returns are subsequently electronically filed unless the client prefers that a paper return be mailed.

There are limited returns that the IRS does not permit us to prepare, such as rental properties as well as some business returns, but in general, most every other return is acceptable. After you schedule an appointment, you will receive a letter outlining the documentation we require, as well as an Intake form to assist you in preparing for the interview. If you need to cancel the appointment for any reason, we ask you to call to allow us to assist another taxpayer in that same time slot. To schedule an appointment at the Council on Aging, call (781) 275-6825 after January 1.

Many taxpayers are unfamiliar with the Senior Circuit Breaker Tax Credit, a refundable credit of as much as $1100.00 this past year. Eligible taxpayers who do not normally file a tax return because of low income may obtain this refund simply by scheduling an appointment and filing


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