With tax season just around the bend, AARP is recruiting volunteers in Georgia to help residents of modest means - especially those 60 and older - file their 2012 income tax returns. The need for volunteers is especially acute in parts of metropolitan Atlanta such as southwest Atlanta and Clayton and Henry counties, as well as Union and Rabun counties in northeast Georgia.
"Earlier this year, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers helped more than 51,000 Georgians file their 2011 tax returns and recoup more than $24 million in refunds," said Richard Cramer, Georgia state manager for the AARP Tax-Aide Program. "Though the filing deadline for 2012 taxes is still months away, new volunteers are needed now to receive training on tax law and software in January at the start of the tax season. This is a great way to learn new skills while giving back to the community."
AARP Tax-Aide is the nation’s largest free, volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service. Volunteers do not need to be an AARP member or a retiree to participate. They should have some computer experience, however, such as e-mail and internet browsing. Volunteers with management experience are also needed.
For more information on how you can join the AARP Tax-Aide team, visit our Web site at www.aarp.org/tavolunteer8 , or call toll-free 1-888-OUR-AARP (1-888-687-2277). The deadline for application is Dec. 15.
AARP Tax-Aide is a program of the AARP Foundation, offered in conjunction with the IRS.