This year, AARP Foundation is again providing free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low to moderate income through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program beginning February 1 through April 15.
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. You do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this free service.
“Last year, our AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program in Arizona assisted scores of people statewide with their tax preparation,” said David Mitchell, AARP Arizona State Director. “We hope people will take advantage of this free service beginning in February. We have many Tax-Aide volunteers across the state that will be assisting Arizonans with their taxes through April 15.”
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).
Last year, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers in Arizona served about 88,000 clients by filing over 96,500 returns. Last year, over 1200 AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers helped more than 88,000 people statewide file their federal and state tax returns.
The program is offered at over 70 sites in Arizona including senior centers, libraries and other convenient locations.
Locate an AARP Foundation Tax-Aide site near you by clicking here or call 1-888-AARPNOW (1-888-227-7669).
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is offered in conjunction with the IRS.