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Pandemic limits options for free local tax return assistance

Due to COVID-19, AARP will not be coming to Osage City to do tax preparation this year. To assist taxpayers, Osage City Public Library has compiled some information about availability of local tax assistance.

Tax return preparation assistance is available by calling Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging, 785-235-1367, or Avondale East Community Center, 785-233-1365, both at Topeka, to schedule appointments. Three appointments will need to be made – to pick up paperwork, drop off paperwork, and pick up paperwork. There is no charge for this service.

Appointments also can be scheduled with CCNEK: Catholic Charities of Lawrence by calling 785-856-2694. There is no charge and participants do not need to be of the Catholic faith to use this service.

Peggy’s Tax and Accounting in Topeka has offered to have someone come to the Osage City Public Library to prepare simple tax returns; approximate fee $70-$75. If only a homestead claim needs to be filed, there will be no charge. Call the Osage City Public Library at 785-528-3727 to schedule an appointment. Anyone preferring to drive to Topeka to have their taxes completed at Peggy’s Tax and Accounting, can call 785-286-7899 to schedule an appointment. Mention Osage City Public Library when making an appointment to be guaranteed the price.

H&R Block is also providing a $25 coupon to use toward tax preparation with them. Coupons are available at the library.

Taxes can be filed for free at IRS.gov – click on File Your Taxes for Free. Follow the steps to select an IRS free file offer. To file Kansas taxes, see https://www.kansas.gov/webfile and follow the steps. Both sites are free, fast and secure.

For more information, contact the Osage City Public Library at 785-528-3727, or stop by at 515 Main St., Osage City, Kan.

Information thanks to Jeanette Stromgren, Osage City Library director.


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