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Volunteers are needed to prepare federal and state of Georgia tax returns. Last year over 38,000 returns were processed at no charge at 119 sites in the state with 871 volunteers. This free service to consumers began 47 years ago with a small group of four people and has grown to help provide needed assistance especially for but not limited to the age 60+ population. Locations where the service is offered may be libraries, senior centers, recreational parks or colleges. All volunteers who will prepare tax returns will need to attend a five-day training program which will be held in early January. The tax preparation season will run from February 1 through April 15, 2016.
A background in accounting is not a prerequisite; only a willingness to help low to middle income residents and familiarity with computers. Volunteer opportunities are not limited to tax preparation. Each location also has a person to welcome and organize taxpayers as they come in. Leadership, administrative and technical support opportunities are also available. Volunteers interested in getting the word out about Tax-Aide services are also invaluable.
To begin the volunteer process please go to www.aarp.org/taxvolunteer and complete the application as soon as possible and you will be contacted by a current volunteer.
AARP Tax Aide is offered in conjunction with the IRS in all 50 states through the AARP Foundation.