PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 16, 2012 — State Sen. Anthony H. Williams, PathWaysPA, and Brown’s ShopRite will host a free tax return and property tax/rent rebate preparation event on Tuesday, Feb. 21 from 12:30 to 3 p.m. at Brown’s ShopRite, located in Penrose Plaza at 2946 Island Ave. in Philadelphia.

Individuals will receive help filing their income tax returns (1040EZ, Form 1040A, or basic Form 1040 federal income tax returns).

“As we enter tax return season, this event is a good opportunity to get ahead of the April 17 filing deadline and receive free extra assistance filling out tax returns or property tax and rent rebates,” Williams said. “I’m grateful to PathWaysPA for offering this helpful free service and to Brown’s ShopRite for providing the location of this event.”

Williams’ staff will also be available to provide on-site constituent services, including any state government matters like PACE and PACENET, public utilities, driver’s licenses, vehicle registrations and more.

Individuals should bring their identification and Social Security card; copies of 2011 rent receipts or receipts for paid property and school taxes or year-end mortgage statement if their taxes are paid through their mortgage company; statements of income, including W-2s, Social Security, pensions, etc.; and a checking or savings account number and bank routing number for those who want direct deposit for their rebate.

Space is limited, so sign up in advance by calling ShopRite at 215-492-1333 or Williams’ district office at 215-492-2980.

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