Program assists those
in need with tax forms
Free help in preparing state and federal income tax returns again will be provided through a volunteer program sponsored by AARP Tax-Aide, the Internal Revenue Service, the state Department of Taxation, the Armed Forces, community coalitions and educational institutions.
The program is aimed at elderly, low-income (under $36,000), limited-English-speaking and/or disabled taxpayers, as well as people who qualify for the Refundable Earned Income Credit.
As applicable, taxpayers requesting help should bring the following: Social Security cards or current records from the Social Security Administration; federal and state tax form packets; copies of last year's state and federal returns; all necessary forms to report wages, interest/dividends, Social Security, retirement or pension income; a list of medical, tax and interest payments; contributions; and miscellaneous expenses if itemizing deductions.
The following is a list of tax preparation sites on Oahu. Call 211 to find the site nearest you. On neighbor islands, call (877) 275-6569. Information is also available by calling AARP Tax-Aide at (888) 227-7669.
No appointment is needed unless indicated. Sites are closed on state holidays, such as Good Friday, March 25, and subject to change without prior notification. Electronic filing of returns is available at most sites.
>> AARP Information Office, 1199 Dillingham Blvd., A106 -- 3-6 p.m. Tuesdays/Thursdays, 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays, Feb. 1-April 14.
>> Aina Haina Public Library, 5246 Kalanianaole Highway -- 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays, Feb. 4-April 15.
>> Ala Wai Community Park, 2015 Kapiolani Blvd. -- 8:45-11:45 a.m. Tuesdays; 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Fridays; Feb. 1-April 15. Closed Feb. 8, March 8 and April 13.
>> Central Union Church, 1660 S. Beretania St. -- 8:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays/Thursdays, Feb. 1-April 14.
>> Harris United Methodist Church, Room 11, 20 S. Vineyard Blvd. -- 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Wednesdays, Feb. 2-April 13.
>> Hawaii Asset Building Coalition/Honolulu Board of Realtors, 1136 12th Ave. -- 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Feb. 12 and March 19 only.
>> Hawaii Asset Building Coalition/Kamehameha Homes Community Center, 1555 Haka Drive -- 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19 only.
>> Hawaii Asset Building Coalition/Oahu Work Links, Dillingham Plaza, 1505 Dillingham Blvd. Suite. 110 -- Wednesday/Friday afternoons, Feb. 11-April 13. Appointment only. Call 843-0733.
>> Hawaii Asset Building Coalition/Volunteer Legal Services Hawaii, 545 Queen St. -- 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, March 5 and April 9 only.
>> Hawaii Asset Building Coalition/Waikiki Health Center, 277 Ohua Ave. -- 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Feb. 26 only.
>> Hawaii Kai Public Library, 249 Lunalilo Home Road -- 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, Feb. 5-April 9; closed Feb. 19 and March 26.
>> Hawaii Services on Deafness, 1833 Kalakaua Ave. Suite. 905 -- 9 a.m.-noon, March 12, 19, 26. Appointment only for deaf/hard-of-hearing. Call Sherri Yanagi or Kathy Reimers at 946-7300 Voice/TTY.
>> Ho'Opono Rehabilitation Center, 1901 Bachelot St. -- 9 a.m.-1 p.m. March 5. Appointment only for visually impaired. Call Jon Koki at 586-5267.
>> Kalihi-Palama Library, 1325 Kalihi St. -- 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays, Feb. 4-April 15.
>> Lanakila Multipurpose Senior Center, 1640 Lanakila Ave. -- 8 a.m.-noon Mondays, Feb. 7-April 11, but closed Feb. 21 and open Tuesday, Feb. 22. Appointment only. Call Iris Hiramoto at 847-1322. Japanese spoken.
>> Legal Aid Society of Hawaii, 924 Bethel St. -- February-April. Appointment only. Call 528-3482.
>> Liliha Public Library, 1515 Liliha St. -- 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays/Thursdays, Feb.1-April 14.
>> PACT (Parents And Children Together), Kuhio Park Terrace Computer Technology Center, 1485 Linapuni St. -- Appointment only; priority given to Kuhio community residents. Call Roget Alabastro at 792-9735.
>> Susannah Wesley Community Center, 1117 Kaili St. -- 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays, Feb. 5-March 12. No e-file.
>> University of Hawaii-Manoa, Net Lab-VITA, 2404 Maile Way, Business Admin. Building E-102 -- 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, Feb. 5-April 2; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, April 10.
>> Brigham Young University-Hawaii, General Classroom Building, Room 150, 55-220 Kulanui St. -- 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays, March 16-April 13; closed April 2. For nonresident aliens only.
>> Community of Christ Church, 45-119 Kaneohe Bay Drive -- 8 a.m.-noon, Tuesdays/Thursdays, Feb. 1-April 14. Appointments or walk-in. Call 247-4178. Japanese and Chinese spoken.
>> Hawaii Asset Building Coalition, Kahaluu Elementary School cafeteria, 47-280 Waihee Road -- 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, March 5 only. Appointment only. Call 239-5754.
>> Hawaii Asset Building Coalition, Waimanalo Health Center, 41-1347 Kalanianaole Highway -- 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Feb. 5 only.
>> Kahuku Public and School Library, 56-490 Kamehameha Highway -- 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursdays, Feb. 3-April 14. Limited e-file.
>> Key Project, 47-200 Waihee Road -- 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Fridays/Saturdays, Feb. 4-April 9. Closed March 25/26.
>> St. Christopher's Episcopal Church, 93 N. Kainalu Drive -- 9-11:30 a.m. Mondays/Wednesdays, Feb. 2-April 13.
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>> Aiea Public Library, 99-143 Moanalua Road -- 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 1-April 12.
>> Hawaii Asset Building Coalition, Filipino Community Center, 94-428 Mokuola St. -- 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, March 12 only.
>> Hawaii Asset Building Coalition/UH Accounting Club and Students in Free Enterprise Team, UH-West Oahu, 96-127 Ala Ike, Computer Lab D-105 -- 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays, Feb. 5-March 26.
>> Oahu Work Links/Makalapa Community Center, 99-102 Kalaloa St., second floor -- 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 2-April 13; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26 only. Appointments preferred, but walk-ins allowed. Call 488-5630.
>> Olaloa Retirement Village, 95-1050 Makaikai St. -- 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 2-April 13.
>> Pearl City Regional Library, 1138 Waimano Home Rd. -- 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursdays, Feb. 3-April 7.
>> St. Jude Catholic Church, 92-455 Makakilo Drive -- 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursdays, Feb. 3-April 14.
>> Wahiawa Public Library, 820 California Ave. -- Noon-4 p.m. Thursdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays, Feb. 3-April 15. Japanese spoken.
>> Waialua Community Association, 66-434 Kamehameha Highway -- 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 1-April 12. Appointment only. Call T. Yamamoto at 637-5386. Limited e-file.
>> Waianae Community Center, 85-670 Farrington Highway -- 8 a.m.-noon Wednesdays, Feb. 2-April 13.
>> Waipahu Civic Center, Room 102, 94-275 Mokuola St. -- 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 2-April 13.
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