Adults aged 50 and over can get help preparing their federal and state income tax forms for 2020 from TaxAide, an AARP program.
This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the service will be offered online instead of in the center.
Anyone who wants assistance from this no-touch program needs the following:
• An e-mail address
• A computer with a camera and microphone, or a family member who can help with this
• The ability to email scanned or photographed copies of tax documents.
Next, they should call (626) 639-8760 and leave a voicemail with their name, area code and phone number. A trained, IRS-certified TaxAide representative will return the call within three to five working days and set an appointment for an online appointment.
The service will continue through April 15 as long as there are dates available. Appointments must be made at least two weeks in advance.
If coronavirus levels improve significantly, TaxAide hopes to offer a contactless service at the Pasadena Senior Center where older adults can bring their tax documents to be scanned and a counselor can prepare and phone returns.
For more information about online activities and other Pasadena Senior Center programs and services during the pandemic, visit www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org or call (626) 795-4331.
The Center at 85 E. Holly St. is an independent, donor-supported, nonprofit organization. Doors are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for social services and other vital services for older adults in need. Masks and social distancing are required.