The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), in cooperation with the Internal Revenue Service, sponsors a FREE income tax counseling service in Medford Lakes for taxpayers. Trained volunteers will be available every Tuesday morning from February 6, 2018 through April 10, 2018, 8:30 AM until 12:30 PM in Vaughan Community House, (79 Tecumseh Trail, Medford Lakes, NJ 08055) located on Tabernacle Road at Powhatan Trail, to assist taxpayers. Volunteers can prepare noncomplex federal and New Jersey income tax returns, New Jersey real estate tax rebate forms, review returns prepared by taxpayers, or consult on specific questions which taxpayers may have. Taxpayers do not have to be AARP members nor senior citizens to use this service.
Volunteers prepare federal and New Jersey income tax returns by computer and file them electronically at no cost. Electronic filing usually results in more accurate preparation and processing and faster receipt of refunds.
The most rapid refund receipt occurs with direct deposit to taxpayers' bank accounts. To receive refunds this way taxpayers' bank account numbers must be included on returns, so bring this information with you, a blank check from your account is best. Those taxpayers who anticipate making payments need not actually pay the balance of tax due until April 15, 2018, even though their return is electronically filed before then.
Before using this service volunteers must verify the taxpayers' identity with a photo ID and verify social security numbers of the taxpayers and any dependents listed on the tax return with documents from Social Security Administration such as Form SSA-1099 or social security cards. In addition to all of the information needed to prepare 2017 income tax returns, including the cost basis of any investments sold, we ask that taxpayers bring copies of their 2016 tax returns. Those arriving at Vaughan Community House without these items will be asked to go and get them before being able to see a counselor.
The Affordable Care Act requires tax returns to report if taxpayers and their dependents had health insurance during all of 2017. Those who purchased health insurance for themselves and/or their dependents through the Marketplace/Exchange, received Advanced Premium Tax Credits
or must make Shared Responsibility Payments (you know who you are!) must bring the relevant information, including Form 1095-A provided by your health insurance company, so that volunteers can properly prepare your tax return.
In the case of joint returns, both spouses should be present while their return is prepared since both are liable for any tax. In addition, like all taxpayers, both must sign an electronic filing authorization form before their tax return can be filed electronically.
SCENIC MEDFORD LAKES PHOTO CALENDARS
Medford Lakes Girl Scout Troop 24252 is selling a beautiful 2018 calendar featuring the natural beauty of Medford Lakes. Supplies are limited and sales are first come first serve. The price is $15 each.
Methods of Purchase
Ask a 6th grade girl scout or Troop Leader Brigid Bandomer
Available for sale in the Medford Lakes Colony office
Medford Lakes Residents may send a check made out to Girl Scout Troop #24252 with your delivery address included to 213 Hunters Road, Medford Lakes, NJ 08055. Calendars may be delivered in Medford Lakes only.
Hopkins Field playground equipment on order 10/2017
ATTENTION ALL KIDS AND PARENTS!! New playground equipment is coming to the Nokomis School Playground!
The central piece of the playground has been ordered and we hope to have it delivered within the month of November. Many contributed to this project but we would like to specifically recognize Alexis Dillich (MLWC) and the MLAA for generously supplying the necessary funds to expedite the ordering process.
If you have good shoes that you no longer wear please bring them to 79 Tecumseh Trail – Demby Annex so they can be mailed to a Shoe Recycling program. The program is called Shoebox Recycling. Thanks for contributions.
Thank you to everyone who has already donated! Ten 40 pound boxes have been mailed so far thanks to your generosity! It’s a win/win program – you get rid of shoes you no longer need and someone somewhere gets a new pair of good shoes.
Let's play "Did you Know?"
Some FAQ's to knock your socks off!
Over 70% of the world population depends on shoe and clothing reuse to live
Each year, more than 300 million shoes are landfilled; how many of them could have been reused?
It takes more than 200 years for a sneaker to break down naturally in a landfill
Most people in the US are unaware shoes can be reused, resold and recycled, creating local economies and jobs both here and abroad
We guarantee that your reusable shoes will go to places where they will be provided to people at affordable prices--They are Certified for REUSE
Medford Lakes College Student compares our Borough to a town in Russia - visit:
Wanted - Used Eyeglasses Help others see Lions Recycle for Sight Drop off sites: Murphy's Markets, Pineland Library, Lakes Optical or any Lion Member. Call Herman Kruckner at 654-7756.
DO YOU KNOW . . .? that the Cabulance, food bank, community phone book, student scholarships, Peace Poster contest, eyeglass collection, annual blood drive and the Christmas tree on Ballinger Lake are only a FEW of the ongoing activities of the Medford Lakes Lions. Join us in serving our community. For membership information, call Rob Hanold Jr. at 609-953-5587.
KEEP SAVING YOUR "TWIST-OFF" PLASTIC BOTTLE CAPS FOR OUR ENVIRONMENT AND OUR CUB SCOUTS! Remember, "Twist-off" Plastic bottle caps are not generally recyclable. The caps we are collecting are: bottled water, sports drinks, laundrydetergent tops - any plastic twist off cap, not flip tops. The company called "Aveda" is continuing to collect these caps, so are we! AVEDA and Clean Ocean Action (COA) are working together to keep these bottle caps out of our oceans, landfills and away from our wildlife. Our drop off points are 82 Tecumseh Trail, Nokomis and Neeta Schools and at Oak Hall. We will be collecting the caps indefinitely. This is a very important "Community Service Project" for our boys - please help us, help our environment. Questions - Call Pam O'Neill at 609-226-3600 PICK UP AFTER YOUR PET There is a continuing and escalating problem with people not picking up after their dogs while walking the trails of Medford Lakes and properties of the Medford Lakes Colony.It is especially problematic at our athletic complexes and critical as this is where the children of this community play.It is irresponsible to subject the children of this community to a preventable health risk.Dog feces carry many parasites that are transmittable to humans, such as roundworm.Children are especially at risk. Dogs are not currently prohibited on these properties, however if the problem is not corrected we will have no choice but to consider this action.It does not take much effort to bring a bag along on your walk and clean up.Please be considerate and responsible and clean up after your pet!It is a borough ordinance, a matter of common courtesy and neglecting to do so has many health risks especially for children. We all need to do our part to remedy this serious problem.Take a bag, take an extra bag and kindly remind: pick up after your dog! Motors are PROHIBITED On Sunday May 10 there were two canoes on Upper Aetna Lake that were using electric motors. Please be advised that this is a violation of Colony By Laws and Borough Ordinance #213. Using watercraft propelled by machinery, e.g.. Outboard motors, including electric, except as authorized by the Borough or The Colony for maintenance or emergency purposes. Mechanically propelled model boats are also prohibited. Only watercraft propelled wholly by muscle power or sail are permitted. All members are asked to be diligent regarding non-member use of our lakes.All boats in our lakes should have a 2009 MEMBER STICKER. They are available in the Colony office at no charge to members in good standing.All members in good standing have the right to ask for member tags and also request non-members to leave as they are trespassing.Help protect the Value of your Membership!
WOMEN PADDLERS A women's paddling group will be starting soon, in the evenings Monday -Thursday nights, time to be determined by whatever works best for everyone. Boats and paddles provided. Call 654-0845 if interested (we tried this before but things got crazy-let's try it again!)
SCHOOL FACILITIES USE Prior to any activity-taking place in the school building or on the school property all paperwork must be completed as follows: -A completed facilities use application with a certificate of insurance showing Medford Lakes School District as an additional insured signed by the President of the organization. -Applications and certificates of insurance are due to the Superintendent’s office two (2) weeks prior to the Boards? Meeting for inclusion of the agenda. -Board of Education approval of application. Please call Mary Jo Cooper at 654-0991 x 15 for a Facilities Use Application.
WILSON FIELD Residents, please be aware Wilson Field will be used for Medford Lakes Athletic Association sports programs for our youth. Please pick up after your pet! It is the law and it is common courtesy. Thank you!