Free income tax return preparation offered by AARP

AARP and IRS will sponsor as a public service free income tax return preparation, including e-file at the Fisher County Courthouse in Roby on Feb. 3, March 3 and March 31 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; at SNAP in Sweetwater on Feb. 1, March 1, and April 5, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; at Senior Citizen Center on Ave. M in Snyder on Feb. 9, Feb. 23, and March 23 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and at Mitchell County Library, 340 Oak Street in Colorado City on Feb. 7, March 14, and April 11, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.Bring the following: • Two forms of identification such as a driver’s license and Social Security card/Form SSA-1099/ITIN Card or letter;• Last year’s tax return;• Dependent’s and spouse’s Social Security cards and their birth dates including children; and• Property tax receipts.There are credits for first-time home buyers. Bring receipts for energy efficient appliances or energy improvements to your homes.American Opportunity Education (full time college students). The Hope credit is extended for all four years of college. Bring evidence of those if you qualify or ask us if you may qualify. Parents should claim college tuition, books etc. for better benefits.