Constituents of state Sen. Anthony H. Williams of the 8th Senatorial District and state Rep. Ronald G. Waters of the 191st Legislative District are getting a helping hand from the longtime politicians this upcoming tax season.
As many hard-working citizens prepare to file their local, state and federal taxes, the two civic leaders have implemented their own initiatives that will educate and aid those in need.
On Thursday, Feb. 23 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Good Neighbor Senior Center located at 1085 Hook Road in Sharon Hill, the Darby Borough Community Development Corporation will cosponsor a free tax return and property tax/rent rebate preparation event with Williams.
“The tax return deadline may be a few months away, but this is a great opportunity to get some extra assistance filling out tax returns or property tax and rent rebates,” Williams said. “I’m grateful to Darby Borough CDC for offering this helpful, free service.” Individuals will receive help filing their income tax returns (1040EZ, Form 1040A, or basic Form 1040 federal income tax returns).”
In addition, Williams’ staff will also be available to provide on-site constituent services, including any state government matters like PACE and PACENET, public utilities, driver’s licenses, vehicle registrations and more; and PECO will also be there to answer any energy questions.
Services will be provided on Thursday, Feb. 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Grace Court Apartments, located at 550 Lansdowne Avenue in Yeadon and Feb. 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Yeadon Borough Hall located at 600 South Church Lane, also in Yeadon.
Waters encourages his constituents.
“The Property Tax/Rent Rebate program is a valuable resource for my constituents, but not everyone who is eligible applies,” he said. “Since it's not always easy for everyone to come to my office to apply, my staff and I will come to you.
“My mobile office hours primarily will focus on helping people with their Property Tax/Rent Rebate forms," Waters added. “But this is also a chance for them to ask other questions, or express comments or concerns.”
Yeadon resident Raymond Massey welcomed the events to his neighborhood.
“These are great and appreciated endeavors taken up by our elected officials,” he said. “To provide these services to many people that cannot afford the high payment required to have your taxes prepared is great.”
Individuals are strongly advised to bring their identification and Social Security card; copies of 2011 rent receipts or receipts for paid property and school taxes or year-end mortgage statement if their taxes are paid through their mortgage company; statements of income, including W-2s, Social Security, pensions, etc.; and a checking or savings account number and bank routing number for those who want direct deposit for their rebate.
Space is limited for Williams’ event, those interested are encouraged to sign up in advance at the Good Neighbor Senior Center, call (610) 586-8170 or visit www.senatoranthonyhwilliams.com.
For more information on Waters’ mobile outreach campaign, contact (215) 748-6712 or visit www.pahouse.com/waters.