We are having much of the same issues as Bennington. Our Elderly and those without internet are finding it to be quite a burden. We ordered 100 booklets and gave out almost every one of them every year. I don’t see how it’s beneficial to the citizens at all.
Amber J Holland
Town of Readsboro
PO Box 187
301 Phelps Lane
Readsboro, VT 05350
Phone (802) 423-5405
Fax (802) 423-5423
My local library prints forms for people for free from the website, alternately I am offering to help people call the department of taxes to order their books and handing out the leaflet to all who ask. I will not be printing them myself, but as I said I can direct people to the library which will print individual forms for folks. Another good resource is the Area Agency on Aging where I know they help many of our seniors to file their taxes. If you have an AAA I would contact them to see if they have resources for your residents as well. So far the transition has been much more positive than I might have expected here in Barton, I hope you find the same success, presentation is key and if you present it in a positive light it is much more likely to be received in a positive way!
From: "Bennington Town Clerk's Office" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 9:42:10 AM
Subject: tax forms
So how are other towns handling the fact that the Tax Department will not
send out tax forms in bulk anymore, even if picked up? We have a nightmare
on our hands with the elderly and computer illiterate. We even tried to
have a local legislator pick some up and they were denied! Yet, a local
resident had three booklets mailed to her and it cost over $5.00 in postage.
And that was before the postage increase this week! Is this really going to
end up being the cost savings they hoped? I really don't want to get into
printing a bunch, are any Towns doing that?
Assistant Town Clerk
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