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It's tax time...and AARP Foundation Tax Aide time

Beginning February 1 and continuing through April 15, AARP Foundation is providing free tax assistance and preparation through its Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service. Since its inception, the program has served more than 50 million taxpayers.

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This tax season, AARP Delaware welcomes a brand new AARP Foundation Tax Aide site. The AARP state office is reaching out into the community and teaming up with Camp Rehoboth, a community service organization, at the nonprofit’s location at 37 Baltimore, Rehoboth Beach.

”This valuable service is available to many Delawareans who would not otherwise be able to get help with their taxes,” said Lucretia Young, AARP State Director. “It is our mission to make life better for people over the age of 50. Tax Aide certainly contributes to better financial health and more enjoyment in life.”

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers are trained and IRS-certified each year to ensure they know about and understand the latest changes to the U.S. Tax Code. In 2017, the program’s volunteers helped 2.5 million people navigate complicated tax codes, ensure proper credits and deductions, and file their federal and state tax returns. Taxpayers who used AARP Foundation Tax-Aide received $1.37 billion in income tax refunds and more than $222 million in Earned Income Tax Credits (EITCs). They also avoided any tax preparation fees and pitches for high-interest tax credit or refund loans.

Last year , 177 AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers helped more than 13,498 people file their federal and state tax returns. The program is offered at approximately,37 sites in Delaware including senior centers, libraries and other convenient locations.

To find an AARP Foundation Tax-Aide site or more information, including which documents to bring to the tax site, visit aarpfoundation.org/taxhelp or call 1-888-AARPNOW (1-888-227-7669). AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is offered in conjunction with the IRS.

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