Spectrum Generations is once again making its community centers available to AARP volunteers to set up appointments to help middle- and low-income taxpayers, with special attention to those age 60 and older, prepare their taxes, according to a news release from Spectrum Generations.

In most instances, this would include help filing for a Maine Property Tax Fairness Credit for those who qualify. This tax credit was formerly known as Property Tax & Rent Rebate or Circuit Breaker Program. To find out if you are eligible for this tax credit, call Maine Revenue Services at 626-8475, or visit them online at www.maine.gov/revenue/taxrelief. Those who qualify, please bring the necessary documents to file for this tax credit.

The AARP Tax-Aide Program is funded by the IRS and the AARP Foundation, a tax-exempt charitable organization. Here is an outline of where you can find the help you need at four of the Spectrum Generations centers, plus additional locations in central Maine where AARP is providing tax assistance.

Appointments required — no walk-ins please.

Beginning Feb. 3, AARP will be at Spectrum Generations Muskie Center, 38 Gold St., Waterville, on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Exclusively at the Muskie Center, AARP will be available on Fridays between 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. to set up ½ hour appointments for help applying for a Maine Property Tax Fairness Credit. To set up an appointment, call 873-4745.

AARP also will be at the following locations:

In Somerset County: Spectrum Generations Somerset Center, 30 Leavitt St., Skowhegan, on Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The Skowhegan office is also scheduling appointments with AARP at The Cross Roads Bible Church in Madison on Fridays and Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. To set up an appointment, call 474-8552.

In Kennebec County: Spectrum Generations Cohen Center, 11 Town Farm Road, Hallowell, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. To set up an appointment, call 626-7777.

In Lincoln County: Spectrum Generations Coastal Center, 521 Main St., Damariscotta, on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. To set up an appointment, call 563-1363.

In Knox County: Congregational Church, 180 Limerock St., Rockland, on Fridays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. To set up an appointment, call the church at 596-7116.

In Waldo County: Waldo County YMCA in Belfast (call 338-4598), the Carver Memorial Library in Searsport (call 548-5616), and at the Stockton Springs Community Library in Stockton (call 567-4147).

Spectrum Generations, central Maine’s Area Agency on Aging and Aging and Disability Resource Center, has been a leader in advocating for the rights and services that benefit older adults, their caregivers and adults with disabilities for more than forty years. For more information on how Spectrum Generations can help you with your resource needs, call 1-800-639-1553, or visit us at www.spectrumgenerations.org. Call Spectrum Generations – we care. Like us on Facebook.

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