Free tax assistance available for seniors in Princeton

   The Princeton Senior Resource Center will sponsor free tax assistance for low-and moderate-income senior citizens in the Princeton area.
   Trained volunteers from AARP will be available beginning Mondays and Fridays from Feb. 2 through April 15.
   Assistance will be available Mondays from 12:30 to 4 p.m. at Spruce Circle, and on Fridays from 9 a.m. to noon at the Suzanne Patterson Center.
   To make appointments, call Spruce Circle at (609) 252-2362 and the Suzanne Patterson Center at (609) 924-7108. Appointments are required.
   Both state and federal income-tax assistance is available as well as free e-filing.
   The volunteers are particularly familiar with tax regulations affecting seniors such as pensions, annuities, sale of stock and capital gains. They will not, however, fill out business or complex returns.
   Participants should bring a copy of their 2002 federal and New Jersey tax returns, as well as pertinent 2003 tax information, including all W2 and 1099 forms, property tax information, summarized medical bills and receipts or canceled checks if deductions are itemized.
   The Clay Street Learning Center will also offer free tax assistance on Fridays from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on a first-come basis. Call (609) 924-3448.