Beginning February and continuing through April 15th, AARP Foundation is providing free in-person tax assistance and preparation through its Tax-Aide program in California and nationwide. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide started in 1968 and is the nation’s largest volunteer-run free tax preparation service. Tax-Aide volunteers are trained and IRS-certified each year. There’s no fee, and AARP membership is not required.

Tax-Aide volunteers are trained to find all allowable deductions including the Cal EITC (California Earned Income Tax Credit), a tax credit that puts money back into the pockets of California’s working families and individuals. Together with the federal EITC, the Cal EITC is one of the most effective tools in the state to lift California families out of poverty; families can use the EITC to buy shoes, put food on the table, pay bills, and cover their basic needs.

Here’s how you can find us in your area:

TaxMobile: As part of our efforts to reach individuals throughout the state of California, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide will provide services via a “TaxMobile” where IRS-certified volunteers will prepare taxes on board a specially branded and equipped bus. The bus will allow us to bring our trusted tax preparation program directly to taxpayers in a convenient and grassroots way.

Following are dates and locations for the TaxMobile:

Sunday, February 17

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Paradise United Methodist Church

6722 Clark Street

Paradise, CA

Appointment Only.  Call: 211

Saturday, February 23

9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Elwin Mussell Senior Center

510 E. Park Ave

Santa Maria, CA

Appointment Only.  Call:

Saturday, March 9

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Norton Air Force Base Museum

1601 E 3rd Street

San Bernardino, CA 92408

Appointment Only.  Call: 323.283.9972 

Saturday, March 16

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Expo Center

3980 Bill Robertson Lane

Los Angeles, CA

Appointment Only.  Call:

Saturday, March 16

9:00 am – 2:00 pm

South Sacramento Park & Recreation Dept

610 Chabolla Ave

Galt, CA

Appointment Only. Call: 211

Sunday, March 17

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Paradise United Methodist Church

6722 Clark Street

Paradise, CA

Appointment Only. Call: 211

 Thursday, March 21 and Friday, March 22

9:00 am – 7:00 pm

El Camino College

16007 Crenshaw Blvd

Torrance, CA

Appointment Only.  Call:

Saturday, March 30

9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Suisun Senior Center

318 Merganser Dr

Suisun City, CA

Appointment Only.  Call:

 

“Super Saturday Events”

 Special One-Day Events: We plan to host and/or participate in local one-day events featuring tax preparation and other wraparound services. These venues will provide a holistic, one-stop environment in which individuals can learn about other AARP Foundation, as well as community programs.

Here’s a list of where you can find us:

Saturday, March 2

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Norton Air Force Base Museum

1601 E 3rd Street

San Bernardino, CA

Appointment Only.  Call: 323.283.9972 

Saturday, March 9

9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Mayfair Community Center

2039 Kammerer Ave

San Jose, CA

Appointment Only.  Call:

Saturday, March 16

South Hayward Methodist Church,

628 Schafer Rd,

Hayward, CA94544

Saturday, March 23

9:00 am – 7:00 pm

AARP CA State Office

3200 Carson Street

Lakewood, CA

Appointment Only.  Call:

Saturday, April 6

Iglesia Emanuel Metodista Unida,

5954 44th Street,

Sacramento, CA 95824

Appointment Only. Call: 211

 Traditional Tax-Aide Sites: Each year, nearly 3,000 volunteers administer AARP Foundation Tax-Aide in California. There are about 400 locations in neighborhood libraries, community centers, malls, banks, mobile units, and senior centers.

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

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