The Senior Life Department is offering tax-preparation assistance to our senior residents now through April 12, 2016. This program, offered through AARP’s Community Service Program, assists people with filing their Federal and State tax returns. Volunteers are IRS-trained and certified and will be available at the Fairview Park Senior Center each Tuesday beginning February 2 through April 12 from 11:45 am until 2:00 pm. Please call 440-356-4437 to schedule an appointment. You will need to bring last year’s tax return with you.

Note that individual and business taxpayers will no longer receive paper income tax packages in the mail from the IRS. The IRS is taking this step because of the continued growth in electronic filing and the availability of free options to taxpayers, as well as to help reduce costs.