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AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Provides Free Tax Assistance and Preparation

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Thomas J Cassidy Jr

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. 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.

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).

“The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program saves our clients well over $100 each in fees. If all of our clients used a private service, this would amount to over $3 million statewide in tax preparation fees. Our Georgia families have other obligations and expenses,” says Paul S. McNulty, GA1-AARP Tax-Aide Partnership and Communications Specialist.

Last year, 850 Georgia-based AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers helped more than 33,000 people file their federal and state tax returns. The program is offered at approximately 113 sites in Georgia including senior centers, libraries and other convenient locations. All of the preparers are IRS certified annually.

For more information or to locate an AARP Foundation Tax-Aide site, follow this link or call 1-888-AARPNOW (1-888-227-7669). AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is offered in conjunction with the IRS.

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