Free tax preparation assistance available until April 11

Volunteers are available to assist students, faculty and staff as well as their family members with federal and state income tax preparation and filing until April 11 every Friday and Monday at the Jackson County Senior Center in Sylva and every Tuesday at the Jackson County Public Library in Sylva, unless closed for holidays. There is no charge for this service.

Senior Center hours are from 10 a.m. -3 p.m. No appointments will be taken at the Senior Center—all persons are helped on a first-come, first-served basis.

The hours at the Library are from 3:30-6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays by appointment only.

Taxpayers need to bring proof of identification, their own and their dependents’ social security cards or a statement from the government that includes their social security numbers, copies of their previous year’s tax returns, and any W-2s, 1099s, 1098s, interest and dividend statements for 2013 and other documents necessary to complete their 2013 returns.

The Jackson County Senior Center is located at 100 County Services Way, off Highway 116 on the opposite side of the road from Southwestern Community College and Ingles. The Library is located behind the historic Jackson County Courthouse (west end of West Main Street) at 310 Keener Street in Sylva.

For further information contact Donald Selzer at 828.293.0074, the Senior Center at 828.586.4944 and for appointments at the library 828.586.2016.