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AARP Tax-Aide Tax Preparation Service is available free to taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special attention to those 60 and older.
Tax-Aide Volunteers are available to prepare individual tax returns on Tuesdays beginning February 2nd through April 12th, 10 AM to 2 PM, at the Newport Branch Library.
Appointments available on a first come, first served basis.
What to bring
- Last year’s tax return(s)
- Social Security cards or other official documentation for yourself and all your dependents
- Photo I.D. required for all taxpayers.
- Checkbook if you want to direct deposit any refund(s).
- W-2 from each employer
- Unemployment compensation statements
- SSA-1099 form showing the total Social Security benefits paid to you for the year, or Form RRB-1099, Tier 1 Railroad Retirement benefits
- 1099 forms reporting interest (1099-INT), dividends (1099-DIV), proceeds from sales (1099-B), as well as documentation showing the original purchase price of your sold assets
- 1099-R form if you received a pension, annuity, or IRA distribution
- 1099-Misc forms
- Information about other forms of Income
- State or local income tax refund
All forms and canceled checks indicating federal and state income tax paid (including quarterly estimated tax payments)
Most taxpayers have a choice of taking either a standard deduction or itemizing their deductions. If you have a substantial amount of deductions, you may want to itemize. You will need to bring the following information:
- 1098 form showing any home mortgage interest
- 1098-T and 1098-E forms (Tuition and Student Loan Interest payments)
- A list of medical/dental expenses (including doctor and hospital bills and medical insurance premiums), prescription medicines, costs of assisted living services, and bills for home improvements such as ramps and railings for people with disabilities
- Summary of contributions to charity
- Receipts or canceled checks for all quarterly or other paid tax
- Property Tax bills and proof of payment
- Form 1095A if you purchased through Marketplace (Exchange)
- Any exemption correspondence from the Marketplace (if applicable)
- Dependent care provider information (name, employer ID, or Social Security number)
- 1099 forms related to continuing education and related receipts and canceled checks
For more information, visit the Frequently Asked Questions on AARP’s website.
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Next time you visit any of our three branches with little ones, be sure to stop by our new dramatic play centers.
Thanks to a generous gift from the Friends of the Campbell County Public Library, all three branches are home to dramatic play centers.
Dramatic play encourages kids to work together, assign roles and imagine unfamiliar situations.
The nature of the play will change frequently and rotate through our branches.
More Kids News
This month in “Connections“:
- Turn your resolutions into reality with New Year, New You at Carrico
- Kids can enjoy a Midsummer Night in January
- The walls speak volumes in “Many-Storied House”
- List of books with great reviews
- New story times in January
- Read the full “Connections” newsletter
On Friday, February 19 we will be showing “Versa Effect,” a movie created with the deaf in mind. The film is acted completely in ASL for deaf families to enjoy seamlessly.
On Dec. 10, the Kentucky Supreme Court let stand the decision of the Kentucky Court of Appeals. Read more
Falcon Theatre brings to the stage their adaptation of Many-Storied House, a collection of poems written by Kentucky author and poet laureate George Ella Lyon. Read more
The books and films aren’t the only interesting things in the Campbell County Public Library. Our people are truly our best resource. With that in mind, we’d like to introduce you to Marsha Nelson.
Marsha is a mother, flautist and blacksmith who delivers library materials and mail between our branches Monday through Friday. Marsha says her love of the library began at a very young age, “when my mother worked in Newport, I would sometimes go visit when I had a day off school. I’d hop on the bus and visit her at her office. We were only a block away from the Newport Public Library. We’d go down and visit the Newport Public Library, which was the biggest treat in the world.”
Marsha started with the Library in 2007 as a page at our Newport Branch. When the Library’s courier Bob Small retired in 2010, Marsha jumped at the chance, “it just looked like fun! Bob got to come in, carrying crates, and saying ‘hi’ to everyone.” Marsha has been hauling crates and spreading sunshine ever since.
When she’s not working at the Library, you can find Marsha crafting traditional iron hinges, gates and latches for the Ohio-based Workshops of David T. Smith. Marsha says her passion for this uncommon trade began with a book, “I was senior in high school. I read “Trinity” by Leon Uris and that book very accurately describes the work of an Irish blacksmith and it just intrigued me. At the same time, blacksmithing was going through a renaissance in this country.”
Marsha trained in horseshoeing and modern welding, but all she every really wanted to do was forge. She earned an apprenticeship at the Farmer’s Museum in Cooperstown, Ohio worked there for a year. That cemented her desire to do only traditional ironwork.
Marsha and her husband, local musician Kyle Meadows, live in Campbell County. Their son, Doug, is majoring in Business at Berea College.
Marsha says her favorite thing about working in the Library is the people, “Everyone is so nice. I can’t emphasize that enough. People are helpful, people work as a team.”
More Library Love
This month in “Connections“:
- Our list of can’t-miss Holiday programming
- Information on how you can Drop Your Drawers
- A look at this month’s Touch Tone Tales
- Your chance to register for our “A Many Storied House” Signature Series event
- The retirement of beloved Circulation Supervisor Pat Wade