AARP Tax-Aide and VITA, offered by the United Way, can take your last-minute appointment.
PANAMA CITY — If you're among the millions of American procrastinators and haven't yet filed your 2017 tax return, local help is available.
The last day to file is Tuesday, April 17, and both AARP Tax-Aide and the United Way's VITA program are offering last-minute appointments.
AARP Tax-Aide is in its 50th year of helping low to moderate income taxpayers and does not have an age or income restrictions on their service. Bay County locations include the Central Panhandle Fair, 2230 E. 15th St., Panama City, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday only; and the Panama City Beach Library, 12500 Hutchison Blvd., Panama City Beach, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday. For more information and a complete list on what you need to bring, call 888-227-7669 or visit AARP.org.
VITA provides free income tax preparation for people who made $66,000 or less last year, including low to moderate income individuals, individuals with disabilities, non-English speaking taxpayers, military personnel, elderly individuals, and individuals who qualify for the homestead credit or the earned income credit.
VITA is located at A.D Harris Learning Village, 819 E. 11th St., Panama City, and is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday. Bring a photo ID, Social Security cards for you, your spouse and dependents, last year’s tax return, wage statements including forms W-2, W-2G, 1099-R and 1095, your bank account number and routing number, and any other tax document you have received. Both spouses must be present to file a joint return. To see a complete list of documents VITA can help you file or to sign up to volunteer, visit the VITA link at UnitedWayNWFL.org.