Harford County Executive David Craig recently helped officially kick off this year's AARP Tax-Aide Program, which provides free tax assistance for senior citizens and people of any age with low to moderate income. Clients do not have to be AARP members to participate.
Appointments may be scheduled by calling 410-638-3425 or 410-322-2735. The appointment office is staffed by AARP volunteers and will be open from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Appointments must be made in advance through the above numbers. This year there are Tax-Aide locations in Aberdeen, Bel Air, Edgewood, Havre de Grace and Whiteford.
In addition, the fifth annual Maryland Tax Day service will be held Saturday, Feb. 23, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Calvary Baptist Church, 206 E. Courtland St. in Bel Air.
On this day only, no prior appointment will be required and tax returns will be prepared on a first come, first served basis. Clients are asked to please bring their 2012 tax documents, their 2011 tax return as well as Social Security cards for all persons claimed as dependents and at least one other form of identification.