AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, the nation’s largest free, volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service, is seeking volunteers across the state to help Arizona taxpayers who are seeking assistance preparing and filing their 2013 tax returns.
Volunteers do not need to be an AARP member or retiree to participate.
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is particularly in need of volunteers who are bilingual to support the increasing number of Spanish-speaking taxpayers seeking assistance. There is also a need for those with management or marketing skills to assist in providing leadership support.
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers receive free tax training and are reimbursed on a limited basis for qualified program-related expenses. They help taxpayers at sites around the state, learning new skills while giving back to countless communities. In addition to completing tax returns, volunteers are needed to serve as greeters and client facilitators.
“Over the years, thousands of Arizonans have received help preparing and filing their taxes through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program,” said Frank Perazelli, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide State Coordinator. “This assistance is made possible by the hundreds of great Arizona Tax-Aide volunteers in our state.”
Last year, more than 1100 AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers provided free tax services to over 88,000 taxpayers, filing over 96,500 state and federal tax returns. “Our efforts brought nearly $38 million in federal refunds back into the Arizona economy including $7.4 million in earned-income credits to low-income families,” added Perazelli.
Arizona volunteers join more than 35,000 AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers across the country, helping millions of taxpayers each year.
For more information on volunteering with AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, visit www.aarp.org/tavolunteer8 or call toll-free (888) OUR-AARP (1-888-687-2277). Deadline for volunteer applications is December 15, 2013.
Tax-Aide is a program of the AARP Foundation, offered in conjunction with the IRS.
AARP Foundation is AARP’s affiliated charity. The Foundation is dedicated to serving vulnerable people 50 and older by creating solutions that help them secure the essentials and achieve their best life. AARP Foundation focuses on: hunger, housing, income and isolation as key mission areas. The Foundation envisions: ‘a country free of poverty where no older person feels vulnerable.’ AARP Foundation programs are funded by grants, tax-deductible contributions and AARP. For more information about AARP Foundation, please log on to www.aarp.org/foundation.