The Council on Aging in conjunction with Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) announces classes, Medicare Choices Made Easy, for the first quarter of 2013.
The classes will explain how Medicare works, the enrollment process, how to avoid penalties and ways that beneficiaries might save money.
The classes are free and open to the public. People new to Medicare, care givers and others who help senior citizens with their Medicare insurance should consider attending this informative class. The information presented is unbiased and accurate. No products are sold, recommended or endorsed.
Call the Council on Aging at 277-8288 or email John Wingerter at Johnw@coabc.org for information about times and locations of the classes and to reserve your place.
April 16 6 – 8 PM South Buncombe Library
April 19 2 – 4 PM UNCA/Reuter Center
May 7 6 - 8 PM Swannanoa Branch Library
May 14 6 - 8 PM Fairview Branch Library
May 21 5:30–7:30 PM Weaverville Branch Library
June 7 2 - 4 PM UNCA/Reuter Center
AARP FREE TAX ASSISTANCE
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in cooperation with the I.R.S, N.C. Dept. of Revenue, Buncombe County Library System and Council on Aging, Inc. will again offer free tax preparations for taxpayers with low- and moderate-income with special attention to those age 60 and older. This service will be available from February 1, 2013 through April 15, 2013 at sites listed below. Both Federal and N.C. State tax returns will be electronically filed for safe and accurate preparation and faster refunds.
Pack Library Mondays
67 Haywood Street 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
(Downtown Asheville, next to U.S. Cellular Center) Wednesdays
Asheville, NC 28801 (Tel: 250-4700) 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Free parking for the first hour at the Civic Center Garage
West Asheville Library Tuesdays
942 Haywood Road 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Asheville, NC 28806 (Tel: 250-4750)
Weaverville Public Library * Thursdays
41 North Main Street 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Weaverville, NC 28787 (Tel: 250-6482)
* closed for construction during February
Black Mountain Library Tuesdays
105 N Dougherty Street 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Black Mountain, NC 28711 (Tel: 250-4756)
Taxpayers should bring the following documents:
* Social Security cards and ID for all taxpayers and dependents.
* Previous year’s (2011) income tax return
* W-2 forms from each employer
*1099 forms for income from Social Security, Pension, Interest, Dividends, Brokers/Mutual Funds,
Miscellaneous Income, Gambling Winnings (Form W-2G) and any other income
*Detailed list and receipts for Medical Expenses, Charitable Contributions, Real Estate Taxes and
Mortgage Interest (Form 1098), if you are claiming itemized expenses
*Any other tax forms or information for both income and expenses
*A voided check for direct deposit of any refund to your checking or savings account
Questions and requests for homebound individuals can be directed to the Buncombe County Council on Aging, Inc. (Tel: 277-8288)