Free summer tax assistance in Anchorage

From May through October, AARP Tax Aide volunteers will assist people of all ages in filing their 2021 taxes. Appointments will be at available for noon, 1 and 2 p.m. on the third Saturday of each month at the Alaska Literacy Program, 1345 Rudakof Circle, Suite 104. The appointment will include a short interview and the tax preparer will complete the return. You will pick up the return from 3 to 3:30 p.m. If you are filing with a spouse, both of you must be present. Once the return is complete, it will be reviewed with you, signed and electronically filed.

Bring the necessary tax documents for your visit:

- an original or photocopy of Social Security card for you, spouse and all dependents is a must

- photo ID for you and your spouse

- amounts of the Economic Impact Payments and Advanced Child Tax Credits received for the family in 2021

- all income information (such as Forms W-2, 1099-Misc, 1099-INT, 1099-DIV, SSA-1099 or RRB-1099 and 1099R)

- list of your medical, interest, contributions and miscellaneous expenses (if you itemize your deductions)

- copies of your 2019 and 2020 tax return (helps volunteer prepare this year’s return)

- bank routing and account number for direct deposit; and an IRS identity theft PIN, if you have one.

Masks are required and must be worn over your mouth and nose at all times.

To schedule an appointment, dial 2-1-1 or toll-free 1-800-478-2221.

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