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FREE TAX PREPARATION FOR SENIORS

The Tax Counseling for the Elderly Program (TCE) offers free tax information and preparation to people who are 6o years of age or older. TCE is sponsored by the Internal Revenue Service and coordinated locally by Voluntary Action Center of Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Trained volunteers will prepare and submit the following forms for Lackawanna County residents:

Individual 1040, 1040 EZ, 1040A, PA Property Tax/Rent Rebates, State Income Tax, PACE, and local tax forms.

Tax preparation is done by appointment only  in Scranton and at the North Pocono Senior Center.

Appointments can be made by calling Voluntary Action Center at 347-5616.

It is important to remember:

  1. Taxpayers must be 60 or over.
  2. Taxpayers must be full-time residents of PA for the entire year.
  3. Taxpayer must be present (if joint return, both husband and wife must be present).
  4. Taxpayers should bring picture I.D. and social security card, all income statements and last year’s return to include: all 1099’s (including brokerage statements and cost basis for any stocks sold); W-2’s; a copy of last year’s return; and if there are dependents, the Social Security card for each dependent.
  5. The following CANNOT be prepared: rental schedules, business returns. For more information, please call Voluntary Action Center at 347-5616.

For more information, please call Voluntary Action Center at 347-5616.