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Free tax prep help for Kansas residents

Free tax prep help for Kansas residents
Posted on 12/18/2019
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Need help figuring out often-complex tax rules? Take advantage of free tax preparation assistance from AARP Tax-Aide. This service is offered for low- and middle-income Kansas resident taxpayers, with special attention to those age 60 and older. Only Kansas state and federal returns will be completed.

AARP Tax-Aide will be available at the Lenexa Senior Center (13425 Walnut St.) on Mondays from Feb. 10–April 13, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. You do not have to be a member of AARP or a Lenexa resident to use this service. But it is by appointment only. 

Starting Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, you can call 913.477.7134 to schedule a tax assistance appointment.  

What to bring to your appointment:  

  • Social Security cards (or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number document, or Social Security showing full name and full ID number) for you, your spouse (if married filing jointly), and all dependents.

  • Photo ID, such as a driver’s license or other government-issued ID.

  • Copy of previous year’s tax returns.

  • All W-2 forms received.

  • All 1099 forms received.

  • All forms indicating federal income tax paid.

  • Unemployment compensation statements.

  • Dependent care provider information (name, employer ID, Social Security number).

  • Details of real estate taxes for claiming Kansas Homestead refunds or Safe
  • Senior Property Tax refunds.

  • Summary list of receipts and cancelled checks for deductible items, if itemizing. 

  • If expecting a refund, please bring a check with routing and account numbers for direct deposit. Bank deposit slips may not be used to verify routing and account numbers.

Published Dec. 18, 2019