AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, the nation’s largest free, volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service, is seeking volunteers across the state to help Mississippi taxpayers who are seeking assistance preparing and filing their 2012 tax returns.
Volunteers do not need to be an AARP member or retiree to participate. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers receive free tax training and are reimbursed on a limited basis for qualified program-related expenses. They help taxpayers at sites around the state, learning new skills while giving back to countless communities.
In Mississippi, about 200 AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers served 14,500 people in 2011, according to Larry Grant, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Coordinator for Mississippi. There are 35 sites throughout the state.
“Our service not only saves people money that they could use to pay for heating bills or food, it also saves them a meaningful amount of money that they may have paid another service to have their taxes done,” Grant said.
Mississippi's volunteers join the more than 35,000 Tax-Aide volunteers across the country, helping millions of taxpayers each year. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is offered in conjunction with the IRS.
For more information on how you can join the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide team, visit our Web site at www.aarp.org/tavolunteer8.