VITA offering tax prep for seniors at B-A Library and Tyrone Senior Center

The Blair Senior Services Retired and Senior Volunteer Program will be coordinating the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program in Blair County again this year.
Trained volunteers will be available at 14 sites throughout the county to help prepare federal, state and local income tax returns for older, low-income individuals, beginning February 1.
VITA is designed to assist with basic returns for those individuals who would be financially burdened by the fees required for the services of a tax preparation professional. Volunteers are unable to assist individuals who have high incomes, operate businesses, sell property, or have significant dividend income and capital gains.
Those interested should bring copies of their W-2, 1099 forms, property tax receipts, and any other pertinent material to the appointment. If individuals have a copy of their tax return from last year, bring it along also.
Bellwood-Antis Public Library is a VITA site, starting February 7 through April 11. The scheduled time is Tuesdays from 1 to 3 p.m., and walk-ins are accepted.
The Tyrone Senior Community Center is also a VITA site, starting February 1 through April 12. The scheduled time is Thursdays from 1 to 3 p.m. by appointment only. Call Linda Bowers at 684-7853 to make an appointment at the Tyrone Senior Center.
For more information about other VITA sites in Blair County, call Blair Senior Services representative Maureen Adams at 946-1235 or 1-800-245-3282.