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Free tax preparation provided

The Los Altos Senior Program has scheduled a free tax-return preparation service Monday mornings through April 13.

The Tax-Aide service, sponsored by the AARP Foundation, is the nation’s largest volunteer tax assistance program, and Los Altos has hosted a Tax-Aide site since 1997.

Trained, IRS-certified volunteers meet with clients, review their tax forms and records, then prepare and electronically file both federal and California tax returns.

Tax-Aide also can file extensions with the IRS if a taxpayer does not have all needed tax documents before April 15. All taxes due must be paid by April 15, even if a completed tax return is filed later.

This year Tax-Aide will be preparing tax returns at the Mountain View Community Center, 201 S. Rengstorff Ave., because the previous site, Hillview Community Center, was demolished to make way for a new facility. Appointments for tax services are required.

To make an appointment or to inquire if your tax return qualifies, call the Los Altos Senior Program at 947-2797.

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