Get Free Tax Help Starting Feb. 1

Posted on 01/10/2014 by | AARP Wisconsin | Comments

Taxes_02It’s tax time again, and the deadline for filing your state and federal income tax returns will be here before you know it.

Do you need help preparing your income tax returns?

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers a free tax preparation service in 135 communities across Wisconsin, starting Feb. 1 through April 15. Last year alone, more than 700Tax-Aide volunteers helped nearly 60,000 Wisconsinites file their tax returns at convenient locations such as local senior centers and libraries.

Tax-Aide – now in its 45th year – is AARP’s largest nationwide volunteer run program, and we are proud to once again assist Wisconsinites who need help preparing their returns, says Paul Swanson, Wisconsin’s Tax-Aide State Coordinator. Paul reminds everyone that it is extremely important for people to complete their tax returns accurately and on time, whether you use the free Tax-Aide service or not.

Tax-Aide is a free, confidential service available to low and middle income taxpayers of all ages, with special attention to those age 60 and older. You do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this service. The program is operated by local volunteers who are IRS certified and trained to assist in filing basic tax forms.

For more information or to locate a local Tax-Aide site, visit www.aarp.org/findtaxhelp or call 1-888-AARPNOW (1-888-227-7669).

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