Tax Assistance For Seniors

Tax Assistance For Seniors

 

Carteret

 

Carteret County Public Library
1702 Live Oak St., Beaufort, NC 28516-1631

(252) 732-4786

Day(s): Saturdays 09:00 AM – 02:00 PM

Starting: 2/1/2020 Ending: 4/11/2020

No appointment required

 

Western Carteret Public Library
230 Taylor Notion Rd., Cape Carteret, NC 28584-8942

(252) 725-2714

Day(s): Mondays 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM and Wednesdays 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Starting: 2/3/2020 Ending: 4/15/2020

No appointment required

 

Leon Mann Senior Enrichment Center
3820 Galantis Dr., Morehead City, NC 28557-4310

(252) 622-4038

Day(s): Thursdays 09:00 AM – 01:00 PM and Fridays 09:00 AM – 01:00 PM

Starting: 2/6/2020 Ending: 4/10/2020

No appointment required

 

Craven

 

Trinity Presbyterian Church
206 Miller Blvd., Havelock, NC 28532-2648
(510) 673-9602
Day(s): Fridays: 09:00 AM – 01:00 PM
Starting: 2/7/2020 Ending: 4/10/2020
No appointment required

 

Harrison Center
311 Middle St., New Bern
(252) 772-5245

Day(s): Mondays 09:00 AM – 03:00 PM and Tuesdays 09:00 AM – 03:00 PM

Starting: 2/3/20 Ending: 4/14/20 (addition day 4/15/20)

No appointment required

 

 

 

Duplin

 

Duplin Ag Extension Building
165 Agriculture Dr., Kenansville, NC 28349-9058
910-296-2140 (Duplin County Senior Center)
Day(s): Tuesdays 08:30 AM – 12:00 PM and Wednesdays 08:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Starting: 2/4/2020 Ending:4/15/2020
Appointment is REQUIRED

 

Greene

 

Greene County Senior Center

104 Greenridge Rd., Snow Hill NC 28580

(252) 747-5436

Day(s): 2/22/20 and 3/20/20

Appointment is REQUIRED

 

Jones

 

The Filling Station
221 Main St., Pollocksville, NC
(252) 772-5254 (www.newbernvita.com)
Day(s): 2/25/20, 3/19/20, and 4/2/20 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Lenoir

 

No sites

 

Onslow

 

St. Peter’s by the Sea Episcopal Church
503 W Broad St., Swansboro, NC 28584-9651
(252) 342-2107
Day(s) Tuesdays 09:00 AM – 02:00 PM
Starting: 2/4/2020 Ending: 4/14/2020
No appointment required

 

Jacksonville Commons Recreation Center
100 Recreation Cir., Jacksonville, NC 28546-6983
(910) 238-4192

Day(s): Tuesdays 08:15 AM – 11:45 AM

Starting: 2/1/2020 Ending: 4/15/2020

No appointment required

 

 

Onslow County Senior Services

4024 Richlands Hwy., Jacksonville, NC 28540-8872

(910) 238-4192

Day(s): Mondays 12:30 PM – 4:00 PM and Thursdays 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Starting: 2/1/2020 Ending: 4/15/2020

No appointment required

 

Pamlico

 

Pamlico County Senior Citizens Center
800 Main St., Alliance, NC
(252) 772-5245
Day(s): Wednesdays 09:00 AM – 05:00 PM
Starting: February 5 Ending: April 15

 

Wayne

 

Veterans Services Literacy Connection

2001 E. Ash St., Suite D., Goldsboro, NC 27530-4119
919-731-1586 (Council on Aging)

Day(s): Tuesdays 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM and Thursdays 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Starting: 2/1/2020 Ending: 4/15/2020

Appointment is REQUIRED

 

 

It is important to be organized and prepared when you come to a. Bring the following documents with you:

  • Last year’s tax return
  • Social Security cards or other official documentation for yourself and every individual on your return
  • Photo ID for all taxpayers
  • Proof of bank account routing and account numbers for direct deposit (blank check)
  • W-2 Forms from all 2017 employers
  • 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 refunds
  • All forms and canceled checks showing 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 large amount of deductions, you may want to itemize. Bring the following information:

  • 1098 Form showing any home mortgage interest
  • A list of medical/dental expenses (including doctor and hospital bills and medical insurance premiums), a list of 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 taxes
  • Property Tax bills and proof of payment
  • 1095A, 1095B, 1095C Forms (if applicable)
  • Any exemption correspondence from the Marketplace (if applicable)
  • Dependent care provider information (name, employer ID, or Social Security number)
  • 1098-T and 1098-E Forms (Tuition and Student Loan Interest)

 

Urgent Repair Program Notice of Funds Available

Urgent Repair Program
Notice of Funds Available

Issued December 2, 2019

I am pleased to announce that the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency (the Agency) proposes to make a total of $4.5 million available for the 2020 Urgent Repair Program (URP20).  Program funding enables recipient organizations to provide deferred, forgiven loans of up to $10,000 for emergency home repairs and modifications to very low-income owner-occupied homes.  Eligible households are those with one or more full time household members with special needs (e.g., elderly, disabled, and/or Veteran full time household members or a child 6 years of age or under living in the home with lead hazards).  Household incomes cannot exceed 50% of area median income.

Nonprofit organizations, local governments and regional councils of government with the technical capacity to manage residential construction projects are eligible to apply.  Eligible applicants must cover service areas with a population of 5,000 or greater.

The maximum funding amount is $200,000 for projects serving two or more counties in their entirety, and $100,000 for projects serving a single county.  The maximum funding for large CDBG Entitlement Cities is $50,000.

Potential applicants are encouraged to register for the URP20 Application Guideline Webinar, which will be presented on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 10:00 AM.  You can register for the URP20 Application Guideline Webinar by clicking the following link: URP20 Application Webinar.  Please register for the Webinar no later than 3:00 PM, December 9, 2019.

Application forms and guidelines will be available on the Agency’s website at www.nchfa.com after December 2, 2019.  Completed applications must be received at the Agency by 5:00 PM January 27, 2020.  For more information, please call Mike Handley, 919-877-5627, Chuck Dopler, 919-981-5008, Donna Coleman, 919-981-5006, Kim Hargrove, 919-877-5682, or Dan McFarland, 919-875-3753.

Sonia B. Joyner
Director of Home Ownership Programs
North Carolina Housing Finance Agency

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Eastern Carolina Council Pet Therapy

ECC-AAA Family Caregiver Support Program Providers Receive a Gift

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#4 Resolving Concerns through the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program

Resolving Concerns through the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program

The Long-term Care Ombudsman Program focuses on educating the community on issues effecting LTC residents. In January 2019, Eric Carlson through Justice in Aging, released the guide 25 Common Nursing Home Problems & How to Resolve Them. This guide compares common misinterpretations or practices with the clear statement of the relevant law. Each month, the Region P Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program will review a problem discussed in the guide. This month, we will look at the issue of providing necessary services.

Problem #4: Failing to Provide Necessary Services

WHAT YOU HEAR:                                                                  THE FACTS:

“WE DON’T HAVE                                                            A NURSING HOME MUST PROVIDE

ENOUGH STAFF. YOU SHOULD HIRE                   ALL NECESSARY CARE.

YOUR OWN PRIVATE-DUTY AIDE.                      

Each nursing home must provide the care necessary for a resident to reach the highest practicable level of functioning. A nursing home violates that requirement by expecting or encouraging the hiring of private-duty aides to cover for the nursing home’s inadequacies.

WHAT TO DO TO ENSURE ALL NECESSARY SERVICES ARE PROVIDED

The resident or family member should make clear that the nursing home has the legal responsibility to provide necessary care, and that a claimed shortage of staff or money is no excuse. The specific request should be made in writing to the nursing home’s Grievance Official with supporting documentation, such as a doctor’s order, assessment or the resident’s care plan.

If the nursing home continues to deny necessary care, a complaint can be made to the state inspection agency (NC Division of Health Service Regulation, 1-800-624-3004). Other options include raising the issue at a resident or family council meeting, seeking assistance from the Ombudsman Program or consulting with an attorney.                                                                                               

 

 

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