AARP offers tax aid to seniors and others

The American Association of Retired Persons once again will offer free income tax preparation to area senior citizens as well as low- and moderate-income residents.

AARP volunteers will prepare 2013 income tax returns beginning Saturday and continuing until April 15.

Fred Dumas is the AARP Tax-Aide Jefferson district coordinator.

“Taxpayers must bring picture ID cards, Social Security cards, W-2’s, 1099 forms, Social Security benefit statements and all other income and expense tax documents,” Dumas said. “They should also bring their homeowners insurance declaration page and their 2012 income tax return.”

The tax aide locations, day and times in Orleans, Jefferson, St. Bernard and River Parishes are:

New Orleans

The AARP Information Center, 3502 Carrollton Ave. By appointment from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Call (504) 485-2164.

The Latter Library, 5120 St. Charles Ave. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Norman Mayer Library, 3001 Gentilly Blvd. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Algiers

The Algiers Regional Library, 3014 Holiday Drive. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays.

Metairie

The East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

The Metairie Senior Center, 265 N. Causeway Blvd. From 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Harahan

The Harahan Senior Center, 100 Elodie St. By appointment from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. Call (504) 737-3810.

Kenner

Christ the King Lutheran Church, 1001 W. Esplanade Ave. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The Pavilion at Kenner City Park, 3800 Loyola Drive. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays through Wednesdays.

Old Jefferson

The Jefferson Senior Center, 4518 Jefferson Highway. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Chalmette

The St. Bernard Council on Aging, 8201-A W. Judge Perez Drive. By appointment only on Thursdays and Fridays. Call (504) 349-1308.

Destrehan

The Destrehan Regional Library, 160 W. Campus Drive. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

LaPlace

The St. John the Baptist Parish Library, 2920 U.S. 51. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays.

Luling

The Edward A. Dufresne Community Center, 274 Judge Edward Dufresne Parkway. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays.

For more information or to volunteer as a tax aide volunteer, call (888) 687-2277 or go to the website www.aarp.org/taxaide.