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AARP Tax-Aide Recruits Volunteer Tax Preparers

2012 Income Tax Return

Are you keen to make a difference in the lives of others and lend a helping hand during the 2013 tax season? If so, AARP Tax-Aide needs you!

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, the nation’s largest free, volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service, is seeking volunteers across the state to help Nebraska taxpayers who need assistance preparing and filing their 2012 tax returns.

Tax-Aide serves low- and moderate-income taxpayers with special attention to those age 60 and older. Volunteers do not need to be an AARP member or retiree to participate. Nor do volunteers need tax experience - only a desire to help. Tax-Aide is particularly in need of volunteers who are bilingual in English/Spanish to support the increasing number of Spanish-speaking taxpayers seeking assistance.

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers receive free tax training and are reimbursed for qualified program-related expenses. They help taxpayers at sites around the state, learning new skills while giving back to countless communities.

“For decades, we’ve assisted thousands of people in preparing and filing their tax returns,” said Betty Hayman, Nebraska’s volunteer Tax-Aide Coordinator. “We could not do it without our many volunteers, who make an indelible mark on the communities they help.”

In 2012, over 13,000 Nebraskans received nearly $9 million in tax refunds thanks to assistance from AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers. More than 35,000 Tax-Aide volunteers across the country are helping millions of taxpayers each year.

Join the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide team or call our toll-free number, 1-888-OUR-AARP (1-888-687-2277) for more information.

Tax-Aide is a program of the AARP Foundation, offered in conjunction with the IRS.

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