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Free tax return prep for Hempstead seniors

The Town of Hempstead on Wednesday announced the schedule for its annual Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program.

The VITA program, in its 36th year, provides free income tax preparation for Hempstead residents 60 and older during tax season. VITA volunteers receive training sponsored by the Town of Hempstead’s Department of Senior Enrichment under the auspices of the Internal Revenue Service.

Residents must make an appointment and bring their previous year’s tax return, all wage and earning statements, all interest dividend and pension statements, 2010 property tax receipts, STAR exemption records, New York State IT 214 booklet (if applicable), Social Security cards and photo identification.

The VITA schedule is at the town's website, and residents with questions can call the Department of Senior Enrichment at 516-485-8100.


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