Free tax assistance offered by AARP at the Crandon Library

Free income tax assistance is available for the Forest County residents March 8th and 20th, 2018. This service is provided by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Foundation, and is available to people with low to moderate income; with special attention to those over the age of 60.

Tax counseling services are offered free of charge by volunteer Tax Aides trained by the IRS and AARP to assist in tax preparation. The services rendered will include preparation of your 2017 Federal and Wisconsin tax returns, and, if applicable, the Wisconsin Homestead Credit.

The tax counseling service is offered from 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM at the Crandon Public Library located at 110 W. Polk Street, Crandon.

To speed up refunds or receipt of Homestead Credit, electronic filing of your return is offered at no charge.

People intending to use the service will need to bring the following items as appropriate:

  • A picture ID (Required)
  • Social Security Card (Required)
  • Copies of last year’s 2016 Federal & State returns (if you filed)
  • 2017 W-2’s, 1099’s and any other tax related documents (i.e. interest & dividend statements, IRA withdrawals, etc.)
  • Social Security Income payment statements
  • Copies of any W-2 G (gambling winnings)
  • Information showing purchase price for any stock sold
  • Information to support any Itemized Deductions
  • Copy of your Real Estate Tax Statement for both 2016 and 2017
  • NOTE: Bring a copy of your 2017 bill even if you will pay it 2018
  • Know the annual dollar amount you paid for your Supplemental Medical Insurance and your Medicare Part D Drug Insurance.
  • Signed rent Certificate from your Landlord (if renting & filing for Homestead Credit)
  • State Unemployment Summary (Must get online)

Please note that tax counseling is offered by appointment only. To learn more about the tax service, or to make an appointment, you must call (715) 478-3784 to reserve your spot.

We’re Hiring

Crandon Public Library Director Position

The Crandon Public Library seeks a well-organized, ambitious and energetic individual to direct the operations of their library. The library is part of the Wisconsin Valley Library System and VCat consortium. The library serves a community of 1,200 located in Forest County.

Responsibilities: The Library Director reports to a 9-member Board of Trustees and is responsible for the overall management of the library. Essential duties include building and maintaining our collection, managing the library budget, supervising the library staff, and promoting the library within Crandon and the surrounding area.

Qualifications: Candidates must have obtained at least 54 semester credits, half of which must be in the liberal arts and sciences to be eligible for temporary Wisconsin Grade III certification. A Bachelor’s Degree or higher is preferred and three or more years of library or similar experience is desired. The ideal candidate shall possess excellent interpersonal skills; an understanding of technology; and the ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with the public, library staff, the Library Board, government officials, community organizations, and area libraries.

Compensation: The hourly starting wage range is negotiable depending on education and experience.

Position description available here.

Please submit resume and cover letter to Crandon Public Library; Personnel Committee, 110 W. Polk Street; Crandon, WI  54520.  Application deadline Monday, January 22nd at 5:00 p.m.