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Help your Neighbors Get the (Tax) Credit They Deserve

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AARP Foundation has kicked off volunteer recruitment for its Tax-Aide program, the nation’s largest volunteer-based tax preparation service. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is looking for compassionate and friendly people to join our team of local volunteers for the upcoming tax season. Tax-Aide makes it easy for older, low-income taxpayers to file their tax returns and get the credits and deductions they’ve earned. You can volunteer in person or virtually. Neighbors like you help prepare tax returns or serve in other ways, like organizing client paperwork, managing computer equipment, acting as interpreters, or making sure everything runs smoothly.

In addition to tax preparers, whom the program will train, Tax-Aide needs people who can provide technical and communications assistance, interpreters, and program leaders. Volunteers come from a variety of industries and range from retirees to university students. All levels and types of experience are welcome.

Tax-Aide offers free in-person and online tax preparation and assistance nationwide to taxpayers with low to moderate income. Because of the complexity of the U.S. tax code, many taxpayers overpay their taxes or turn to paid tax services they cannot afford. Some may forgo filing their taxes and miss out on the credits and deductions they’ve earned because they are unable to pay for assistance. Tax-Aide volunteers can help by providing necessary services in communities where there is the greatest need.

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide has grown since its inaugural team of just four volunteers in 1968 and has served over 68 million taxpayers since its inception. The program has volunteers in every state who now number more than 36,000.

You can volunteer in person or virtually. There’s a role for everyone. Become an AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteer!
Please visit aarpfoundation.org/taxaide. To learn about our volunteer opportunities, visit aarpfoundation.org/taxaide or call 1-888-OUR-AARP (1-888-687-2277).
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is offered in coordination with the IRS.

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