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Tax-Aide for Rhode Islanders


Each year, AARP Tax-Aide volunteers prepare returns for more than 7,000 Rhode Islanders at some 30 locations across the state -- part of a nationwide network of volunteers trained and IRS-certified every year to make sure they know about and understand the latest changes and additions to the tax code.

They provide in-person and virtual tax assistance to anyone, free of charge, with a focus on taxpayers who are over 50 and have low to moderate income.

It is not necessary to be an AARP member to use these services.

Our Tax-Aide volunteers are gearing up to start work in the next few weeks. Bookmark this page and return for updates.

The AARP Tax-Aide Locator, an online tool that will help you find Tax-Aide locations near you, ranked by proximity and including hours of operation and contact information is an easy way to schedule an appointment.

Complex returns should be taken to paid preparers.  All returns will be electronically filed for fast refund.  

Due to COVID restrictions, in-person contact may be limited, with most sites requiring appointments and drop off of your tax information. Walk-ins are not allowed. Pre-appointment packets are available at each site. 

If you feel you qualify for Tax-Aide, we urge you to gather your necessary yearend statements and start early on your 2022 taxes. Don’t wait until April when there are limited remaining Tax Aide appointments before the tax deadline.


The AARP Tax Aide program will again be offering free tax preparation help at eight sites in Newport County, beginning at some sites on February 1.  
Jamestown Senior Center
Start Date:  Thursday February, 16
Contact:  401-423-9804 or

Edward King House Senior Center
Start Date:  Wednesday,  February 1
Contact: 401-846-7426, ext. 4,
Pleas note, the Newport Public Library will not be preparation center this year; contract EKH for information.

 Martin Luther King Community Center
Start Date:  Friday,  February 3
Contact: 401-846-4828,

Salve Regina, McKillop Library
Start Date:  Wednesday,  February 1 
Contact: Call 401-341-2170 for instructions

Middletown Library
Start Date:  Wednesday,  Feb 1
Contact: 401-684-1754,
Limited Walk-Ins accepted, but same day completion not guaranteed.
Mondays 12-3, Wednesdays 3-6, Saturdays 12:30-4

Middletown Senior Center
Start Date:  Tuesday, Feb 7
Contact: 401-684-0159,
Limited Walk-Ins accepted, but same day completion not guaranteed.
Tuesdays 9-12

Portsmouth Senior Center
Start Date:  Thursday,  February 2
Contact: call 401-683-4106 , or email pmpsc110@pmpsc.necoxmail.comfor instructions.

Tiverton Library
Contact:   Call 401-835-4285,  starting Thursday, Jan 26, between 10AM and  5PM,  Mon-Fri for appointment and instructions.   

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