AARP tax-aide seeks volunteers

Each year from the first of February through mid-April, AARP Tax-Aide volunteers help prepare federal and state tax returns for low and middle income taxpayers. AARP Tax-Aide, the nation’s largest free volunteer-run tax counseling and preparation service, is seeking volunteers to assist in tax preparation, a news release said.

Volunteers of all backgrounds are welcome and no prior experience in tax preparation is necessary and volunteers of all ages who have some basic computer familiarity are welcome.

Tax counselors receive free tax training and become IRS certified by passing the IRS exam. They help residents one-on-one at tax sites in their own communities. Volunteers work at a tax site as a team, with experienced tax counselors on hand to assist newer volunteers.

To register as a volunteer for AARP-Tax Aide for Montgomery or Fulton counties contact Robert Parsons at 371-7729, by email at [email protected] or call 1-888-687-2277.

Tax-Aide volunteers are asked to give a minimum commitment of at least one four-hour shift per week from Feb. 1 through April 15 at a site close to home, the release said.

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