AARP offers free tax assistance in Gonzales

Staff reports

The AARP will again this year provide tax assistance for Federal and State Income Tax filers at the American Legion Post 81, 421 E. City Park Avenue, Gonzales.

The tax counselors will begin assisting filers on Friday, Feb. 3, continuing each Wednesday and Friday between 9 and 11:30 a.m. through April 11.

It is important to bring proof of ID, last year's tax return, and tax documents such as W2 and 1099 forms, home insurance papers, and mortgage insurance premium documents for 2011 and real estate tax information.

This assistamce is free and made possible by AARP, American Legion Post 81, and volunteers.