January 29, 2023

SFCC News:

SANTA FE – Santa Fe Community College (SFCC) and AARP Foundation Tax-Aide announce they will offer in-person tax assistance and preparation by appointment.

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service. The services are provided by volunteers from the community. Appointments can now be made at www.sfcc.edu/taxaide. Tax preparation services are conducted at SFCC’s main campus, 6401 Richards Ave., in rooms 408 and 410 in the main building.

AARP Foundation Tax Assistance Program State Coordinator Gene Varela said, “We are pleased to once again partner with Santa Fe Community College to offer this free service through the AARP Foundation. This year we are offering our services on the main campus of the SFCC. We still need appointments. There is free parking and services are provided in the classrooms near the sprawling campus center.”

All appointments can be arranged online. People who don’t have internet access can call 505.428.1780 beginning January 30. Appointments that are expected to fill quickly are available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. beginning Monday, January 30 through Tuesday, April 18. For information, please leave a voicemail at 505.428.1780. Volunteers call back when possible. Multi-year returns may also require multiple appointments.

Tax-aide services are not available during SFCC observed holidays, including Spring Break from March 20th to March 24th. Tax-aide services will also take note of any SFCC closures and weather delays. Appointments affected by weather delays or closures will be rescheduled. Visit https://www.sfcc.edu/sfcc-Alert/Weather Alerts-and-Holiday Closures/ to display notifications of weather-related delays or closures.

To protect Tax-Aide volunteers and the taxpayers they serve, taxpayers are required to wear masks during their appointment. Volunteers will wear masks.

Intake and other forms can be picked up locally during tax prep times, or you can download these forms from the SFCC website. Please come 15-30 minutes early to your appointment.

For married taxpayers filing jointly, both individuals must be present to sign the documents. Exceptions are only possible if a spouse cannot be present for health reasons.

What to bring:

  • Copy of the previous year’s declaration;
  • Driver’s license or state ID of the principal declarant;
  • Social Security card or ITIN letters for all taxpayers and dependents;
  • Annual accounts of social security;
  • Bank details (bank code and account number) for direct debit or direct debit;
  • Income Documents: W-2s; 1099 for retirement income or self-employment; interest, dividend, capital gains or brokerage statements; Unemployment (Form 1099-G); gambling winnings (Form W2-G and associated loss documentation);
  • Individuals eligible for government/graphic rebates or credit – bring 2022 property tax bill(s) or rental information, out-of-pocket medical expenses (no expenses related to over-the-counter or medicinal cannabis) and other household incomes;
  • Proof of itemized deductions or credits: Child care, college or job information (1098-T), medical expenses not covered by insurance – including mileage, charitable donations, property tax bills or receipts, and mortgage interest paid.

If necessary, bring the following with you:

  • Income and Expense Documentation for Self Employed: 1099 NEC or other earnings, employment-related expenses, business miles. Determine if COVID sick leave or family leave is eligible and indicate the number of days claimed; and decide whether to defer taxes for the self-employed;
  • Marketplace Insurance Documents (1095-A).

The AARP Foundation Tax Assistance Program cannot prepare tax returns that include:

  • rental income;
  • Married persons submitting separately;
  • returning from self-employment with expenses greater than or equal to $35,000, home office deduction, employees, inventory, or operating loss;
  • royalty income with related expenses;
  • accident loss;
  • Tax returns outside or in multiple states, except for states with no state income tax (Alaska, Florida, Nevada, South Dakota, Texas, Washington and Wyoming).

About Santa Fe Community College:

For more than 35 years, Santa Fe Community College has been the gateway to success for individuals and the community by providing affordable, quality educational programs that meet the social, cultural, technological, and economic needs of a diverse community. SFCC is recognized as a 2019 Best for Vets and a 2015 Military Friendly school. The college serves more than 15,000 students each year in its credit, non-credit, and adult programs. For more information, see sfcc.edu or call 505.428.1000. Follow them: SFCC on Facebook, SFCC on Twitterright, SFCC on LinkedIn.

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