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New Rochelle library helps with tax returns, job searches and social benefits advice
Posted By Ken Valenti On January 22, 2013 @ 4:24 pm In New Rochelle,New Rochelle Public Library | Comments Disabled
New Rochelle residents can get help looking for a job, obtaining social services or preparing their taxes with services available at the New Rochelle Public Library .
The tax preparation is offered with trained AARP volunteer counselors. It is available through Tax Counseling for the Elderly program and VITA, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance.
Other services offered include computer training, one-on-one meetings with job readinessmore-> coaches, GED preparation, senior benefits assistance, foreclosure prevention and credit counseling.
Here are the announcements from the library, including schedules of when the various services are available. First the tax assistance notice:
AARP OFFERS FREE TAX COUNSELING AT LIBRARY
The TCE tax assistance program is free. Interested persons are advised to bring copies of their 2012 tax returns and whatever other tax related materials are needed to complete their returns; the counselors will have the necessary forms to complete the e-filing.
For patrons who just need tax forms, the IRS will be shipping forms to the library by January 31st.
A full selection of forms for federal and state returns will then be available on the third floor of the Library. In order to maintain the supply through the tax season, patrons are asked to take no more than two copies of any form. Reproducible forms are also available to be photocopied.
And the notice on employment and social services:
LIBRARY CONTINUES TO OFFER FREE JOB READINESS
AND SOCIAL SERVICES ASSISTANCE
NRPL’s PCC has assisted several thousand people since opening in December 2010. NRPL was one of 35 libraries to receive a two-year grant from the New York State Library, a unit of the Office of Cultural Education within the New York State Education Department (NYSED), which was awarded $9.5 million in a grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to expand computer access in public libraries across New York State. The funding is being provided through the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP).
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