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AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program Offers Kansans Free Tax Preparation Assistance

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AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is providing free in-person and virtual tax assistance and preparation now through April 18, 2023. The nation’s largest free, volunteer-based tax assistance and preparation program helped secure more than $1 billion in refunds for more than 1.2 million taxpayers last year. Tax-Aide is offered in conjunction with the IRS, and AARP membership is not required.

“AARP Foundation Tax-Aide has provided free tax assistance to millions of low-income Americans for more than 50 years,” said Lynnette Lee-Villanueva, Vice President of AARP Foundation Tax-Aide. “Even modest refunds are a lifeline for older adults, many of whom live on a fixed income, and it’s crucial they do not miss out on the credits and deductions they have earned and need.”

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers several options for providing taxpayer assistance:

  • In-Person: In Tax-Aide’s traditional in-person service, taxes are prepared and filed by IRS-certified tax counselors.
  • Low-Contact: Taxpayers interact with IRS-certified Tax-Aide volunteers in one or two short, in-person meetings to exchange documents.
  • Contact-Free: Taxpayers interact with Tax-Aide’s IRS-certified tax counselors online or by phone and exchange documents electronically and securely.
  • Self-preparation: Tax-Aide provides consumers with free access to software to prepare their own taxes, and if needed, a Tax-Aide IRS-certified counselor can coach them through the process by phone or through computer screen-sharing.

Access to these services depends on volunteer availability in each locality.

Tax-Aide volunteers provide free tax preparation and filing services to taxpayers in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Volunteers are trained and IRS-certified every year to ensure they understand the latest changes to the U.S. Tax Code.

To find the nearest Tax-Aide location in your area, visit the Tax-Aide site locator. The site locator also features a Tax-Aide chat bot that can help book an appointment, answer questions about the program and transfer the conversation to a live agent if needed or requested. For more information, including which documents to bring to the tax site, visit or call 1-888-AARPNOW (1-888-227-7669).

For specific locations, hours and to schedule an appointment in Kansas visit for locations throughout the state.

Additional Information:

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide can help with:

  • Social Security benefits paid to you for the year
  • Railroad Retirement benefits
  • Interest earned, proceeds from sales
  • Pensions, annuities or IRA distributions
  • Earned Income Credit
  • Mortgage interest and property tax
  • Contributions to charity
  • Tuition & student loan interest

What you need for your appointment:

  • For a married couple filing jointly, both spouses must be present
  • Photo identification for you and your spouse (if married)
  • Social Security cards or ITIN documents for you, your spouse and/or dependents
  • Birth dates for you, spouse and/or dependents
  • Copy of last year's tax return
  • All forms W-2, 1098 and 1099
  • 1095 forms if you purchased insurance through the Marketplace (Exchange)
  • Information for other income
  • Information for all deductions/credits
  • Proof of savings or checking account and routing numbers (for direct deposit of refund)


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