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AARP Foundation Tax-Aide celebrates 50 years; Oklahoma Tax-Aide locations announced

Beginning February 1 and continuing through April 17, 2018, AARP Foundation is providing free tax assistance and preparation through its Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, celebrating its 50 th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service. Since its inception, the program has served more than 50 million taxpayers.

Volunteers are trained and IRS-certified each year to ensure their knowledge of revisions to the U.S. tax code, according to Tax-Aide State Coordinator Johanna Graham. “Taxes prepared, free of charge, by AARP Tax Aide volunteers are filed electronically, using the exact same completely secure systems used by those more expensive, for-profit companies,” said Graham.

Last year, 318 Oklahoma AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers helped 27,596 people file federal and state tax returns at 32 sites statewide. This resulted in refunds totaling $15.6 million and a total Earned Income Tax Credit of more than $3.5 million. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is offered in conjunction with the IRS.  To take advantage of Tax-Aides participants do not have to be a member of AARP or a retiree.

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide started in 1968 with just four volunteers working at one site. Today, nearly 35,000 volunteers serve low- to moderate-income taxpayers at 5,000 locations in neighborhood libraries, malls, banks, community centers and senior centers nationwide. Locations across Oklahoma may be found by searching the Tax-Aide site locator.

CLICK HERE FOR THE 2018 TAX-AIDE SITES IN OKLAHOMA or by calling 1-888-227-7669.

https://states.aarp.org/find-qualify-earned-income-tax-credit/

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