The local office of the Retired Senior Volunteer Program will be sponsoring free tax preparation assistance from February to April 2008 for individuals with modest incomes (under $40, 000 annual). The Gates Lab at the Osterhout Free Library Central Branch is one of the locations for this service. (Other locations are LCCC, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Pittston, and the Kingston Senior Center). Starting on February 5 and ending on April 9, the program will take place at the Osterhout, mostly on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The tax preparation will be for basic federal forms only (no profit or loss for business, rents, employee business expenses, moving, or capital gains, etc); state forms are not included. Results will be electronically filed with a hard copy made for the tax payer. RSVP volunteers who do the tax preparation are trained and certified in using IRS material. Anyone who would like to have taxes done by this program must make an appointment through the local RSVP office (not the Library). The number to call is 822-1159, ext. 3337. This is a dedicated voice mail line. The individual will receive a return call to set up an appointment.