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RSVP begins annual free tax preparation in Oswego County

The Retired & Senior Volunteer Program will again offer free annual income tax preparation, e-Filing and counseling services in the cities of Oswego and Fulton and by appointment in the villages of Constantia and Phoenix. Pictured are Betty Talamo (Fulton and Phoenix sites) and Fred Wall (Phoenix site).
The Retired & Senior Volunteer Program will again offer free annual income tax preparation, e-Filing and counseling services in the cities of Oswego and Fulton and by appointment in the villages of Constantia and Phoenix. Pictured are Betty Talamo (Fulton and Phoenix sites) and Fred Wall (Phoenix site).

The Retired & Senior Volunteer Program, a division of SUNY Oswego’s Office of Business and Community Relations, will again offer free annual income tax preparation, e-Filing and counseling services in the cities of Oswego and Fulton and by appointment in the villages of Constantia and Phoenix.

RSVP supervises its program in cooperation with the AARP, the IRS and the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance.

Taxpayers should have with them last year’s completed tax forms, W-2s, 1099s, unemployment compensation statements, all forms indicating federal income tax paid (for example, estimated payments), dependent care provider information — including name, employer, provider identification or Social Security number — all receipts or canceled checks for itemized deductions and a Social Security or individual identification card for the taxpayer, spouse and dependents.

Now through April 15, the following sites will be open to serve county residents.

Rarely will sites close due to bad weather.

To avoid a long wait at the walk in sites, consider delaying your visit to those sites until mid-February.

RSVP sites:

• Constantia:  St. Bernadette’s Bistro, 1667 St. Rte. 49; Thursdays by appointment.  Call 623-9803 Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday to schedule.  Lunch is optional. Feb. 7 through April 11.

• Fulton: Municipal Building, 141 S. First St.; walk in site; Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to noon and from 6 to 8 p.m.  Feb. 6 through April 10.

•  Oswego:  McCrobie Civic Center, 41 Lake St.; walk in site; Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. from Feb. 5 through April. 9.

• Phoenix:  Public Library, 34 Elm St.; Weekdays by appointment. Call to schedule: Fred at 695-2553, Bill at 458-1465, or Betty) at 934-4333.  Feb. 1 through Apr. 15.