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AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program in Full Swing for 2017 Tax Season

From Sandpoint to Soda Springs Tax-Aide sites available across Idaho.


​Boise, Idaho – Beginning February 1 and running through April 18, AARP Foundation is once again providing free tax assistance and preparation for Idahoans across the state. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in its 49th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service. You do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this service.

Last year, 300 volunteers helped more than 40,000 Idahoans file their federal and state tax returns. Refunds totaled more than $20 million. The program is offered at 43 sites across the Gem State including senior centers, libraries, churches and other convenient locations.

​In 2016, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers helped 2.7 million people nationwide 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 $1.41 billion in income tax refunds and more than $240 million in Earned Income Tax Credits (EITCs).

Since 1968, Tax-Aide has helped nearly 50 million low- to moderate-income taxpayers.

​ For more information on documents to bring to the tax site or to locate an AARP Foundation Tax-Aide site, visit or call 1-888-AARPNOW (1-888-227-7669). AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is offered in conjunction with the IRS.

About AARP Foundation
AARP Foundation works to ensure that low-income older adults have nutritious food, affordable housing, a steady income, and strong and sustaining bonds. We collaborate with individuals and organizations who share our commitment to innovation and our passion for problem-solving. Supported by vigorous legal advocacy, we create and advance effective solutions that help struggling older adults transform their lives. AARP Foundation is the affiliated charity of AARP.

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