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AARP Foundation Tax-Aide provides free tax assistance and preparation at sites around Montana through April 15
Beginning now and continuing through April 15, AARP Foundation is providing free in-person tax assistance and preparation through its Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, celebrating its 55th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service. Since its inception, the program has served more than 50 million taxpayers.
“Thanks to more than 200 dedicated volunteers here in Montana, we are able to help over ten thousand Montanans with free tax preparation assistance,” said AARP Montana State Director Tim Summers. “We know this is a valuable service that so many rely on each year and we are pleased that we can continue to make a difference in communities across the state.”
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide provides tax assistance free of charge, with a focus on taxpayers over 50 or have low to moderate income. AARP membership is not required. The program started in 1968 with just four volunteers working at one site. Today, nearly 35,000 volunteers serve taxpayers at 5,000 locations in neighborhood libraries, malls, banks, community centers and senior centers nationwide.
“It’s extremely important to make sure that any tax credits or refunds are not overlooked – to someone on a fixed income, every dollar counts,” said Summers. “Even modest refunds can be helpful for many older Montanans.”
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is offered in conjunction with the IRS. Its volunteers are trained and IRS-certified each year to ensure they know about and understand the latest changes to the U.S. Tax Code.
To find an AARP Foundation Tax-Aide site or more information, including which documents to bring to the tax site, visit aarpfoundation.org/taxaide or call 1-888-AARPNOW (1-888-227-7669).
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers can help with most, but not all, tax returns. For those with an extremely complicated return, such as one that involves a small business with employees, rental income, or alternative minimum tax (AMT), Tax-Aide may not be able to help.
For more information contact AARP Foundation Tax-Aide: