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, celebrating its 51 st year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service. Since its inception, the program has served more than 50 million taxpayers.
Last year, 280 Idaho AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers helped 31,000 people file their federal and state tax returns. The program is offered at more than 40 sites across the Gem State.
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 1-888-227-7669. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is offered in conjunction with the IRS.
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide started in 1968 with just four volunteers working at one site. Today, nearly 35,000 volunteers serve low- to moderate-income taxpayers at 5,000 locations in neighborhood libraries, malls, banks, community centers and senior centers nationwide. This program is for anyone. There’s no fee, and AARP membership is not required.
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.