From YouTube: NewsMakers: Tax Preperation Clinic
A segment from the NewsMakers program produced by Arlington Virginia Network featuring the Culpepper Gardens Senior Center Tax Preperation Team.
Arlington county is co-sponsoring free, federal and state tax preparation through tax day april fifteenth revisited, culpeper garden senior center at Culpeper garden, one of several locations in Arlington County hosting the AARP volunteer tax, eight counselors Jack kalish coordinator of the culpeper garden tax, prep team, explains the relationship between the three entities well,.
Culpeper garden is a corporation that operates a retirement facility and that's what this large building is and because arlington county would like to have a Senior Center. They have several around the county. They rent the space here, the lower level for the Senior Center, and they have programs for the seniors, both the ones that live in the facility here and those in the neighborhood and then very kindly. What they do for us is to allow us to use one of their spaces two days a week to do taxes.
So we then set up here to do taxes for primarily the elderly, but actually we do it for almost anybody who can come in. There are a few limitations, we don't do rental property and we don't do businesses, but any almost anything else we can handle. The surprise is that the price is a smile and a firm handshake.
You come in, you have an appointment already and you show up and we would ask you to fill out a form and what what we're looking for there is for you to think through what you are telling us and where your income is coming from, where your expenses are and as you think that through you may realize that there's something missing and you go home and get it once you are with us. Then we will enter the information about you personally into our computer. We would have asked you to bring in any w2's.
You might have any 1099s, either interest dividends, retirement programs, bringing your social security information and once we have all the data there, what we then do is call for another one of our people to come over and check those data, and so we always have a quality review. We call it once that is done. Then we will print the return for the person. They will sign a statement saying that it.