AARP Foundation again this year, starting on the first Tuesday in February, is providing free assistance with preparation of personal income tax returns for taxpayers with moderate to low incomes. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in its 45th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, giving special attention those 60 and older.
Last year in Ohio, a total of 1,573 fully trained AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers helped more than 115,204 taxpayers file their federal, state and local tax returns. Taxpayers the Ohio volunteers assisted received $63,527,988 in income tax refunds, and $7,430,277 in Earned Income Tax Credits.
You do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this free service. Our highly trained volunteers will be offering their services beginning February 4 at accessible and convenient sites throughout the nation, generally at libraries and community centers.
Nationwide in 2013, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide’s 35,000 volunteers at nearly 6,000 sites provided 2.6 million people with free tax help. Taxpayers who used AARP Foundation Tax-Aide received $1.3 billion in income tax refunds and more than $244 million in Earned Income Tax Credits (EITCs).
For more information or to locate an AARP Foundation Tax-Aide site, visit www.aarp.org/findtaxhelp or call 1-888-AARPNOW (1-888-227-7669). AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is offered in conjunction with the IRS.