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Tax-Aid Free Tax Assistance Opens in February

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Assistance is there for those who need it


Lisa McDonald

(PROVIDENCE, RI) – This year, AARP Foundation is again providing free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low to moderate income through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in its 45th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, giving special attention those 60 and older. You do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this free service.

“Whether it is the complexities of filing, the cost of preparation – or both – this is one of the most important services AARP Rhode Island provides,” said State Director Kathleen Connell. “It also is one of our most appreciated volunteer endeavors of the year. We can’t say enough about the team that gives up so much of their time to help people get through the tax season.”

In 2013, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide’s 35,000 volunteers at nearly 6,000 sites provided 2.6 million people with free tax help. Taxpayers who used AARP Foundation Tax-Aide received $1.3 billion in income tax refunds and more than $244 million in Earned Income Tax Credits (EITCs).

Last year, 136 AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers helped 10,043 Rhode Islanders file their federal and state tax returns. The program is offered at approximately 46 sites in Rhode Island, including senior centers, libraries and other convenient locations.

For more information or to locate an AARP Foundation Tax-Aide site, visit or call 1-888-AARPNOW (1-888-227-7669). AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is offered in conjunction with the IRS.



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