2020 Tax Season & 2020 Census

The following Family & Consumer Sciences articles printed in the 2020 Spring edition of the Oldham County Extension Newsletter.

tax season

Free Tax Prep

Need help preparing your taxes? The Oldham County Public Library is here to help! Free tax preparation services are available to people age 60 and older as well as any family with a household income under $52,000.

Tax prep sessions are being held at the Main Library, located at 308 Yager Avenue in La Grange, on Mondays through April 6. Services are by appointment only. Call (502) 647-3072 to schedule an appointment.

everyone counts

Everyone Counts in the 2020 Census

The 2020 Census counts every person living in the 50 states, District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories. The census provides critical data that lawmakers, business owners, teachers, and many others use to provide daily services, products, and support for you and your community. Every year, billions of dollars in federal funding go to hospitals, fire departments, schools, roads, and other resources based on census data.

The results of the census also determine the number of seats each state will have in the U.S. House of Representatives. They are also used to draw congressional and state legislative districts.

In mid-March, homes across the country will begin receiving invitations to complete the 2020 Census. Once the invitation arrives, you should respond for your home in one of three ways: online, by phone, or by mail.

April 1 is Census Day, a key reference date for the 2020 Census. When completing the census, you will include everyone living in your home on April 1, 2020. Census Day will be celebrated with events across the country.

Visit 2020census.gov to read frequently asked questions and learn more about the 2020 census.

Sources: Lauren Fernandez, Oldham County Extension Program Assistant; Oldham County Public Library; United States Census Bureau

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