Beginning February 1 and continuing through April 17, AARP Foundation is providing free tax assistance and preparation through its TaxAide program. AARP Foundation TaxAide is the nation's largest free tax assistance and preparation service. Since its inception, the program has served more than 50 million taxpayers.
TaxAide started in 1968 with just four volunteers working at one site. Today, nearly 35,000 volunteers serve lowto moderateincome taxpayers at 5,000 locations in neighborhood libraries, malls, banks, community centers and senior centers nationwide. There's no fee, and AARP membership is not required.
"AARP Foundation TaxAide provides free tax assistance to those who need it most," said AARP Foundation Vice President of TaxAide Lynnette LeeVillanueva. "This worthwhile program helps older adults by building economic opportunity and social connections and enables them to preserve as much of their income as possible."
TaxAide volunteers are trained and IRScertified each year to ensure they know about and understand the latest changes to the U.S. Tax Code. In 2017, the program's volunteers helped 2.5 million people navigate complicated tax codes, ensure proper credits and deductions, and file their federal and state tax returns. Taxpayers who used TaxAide received $1.37 billion in income tax refunds and more than $222 million in Earned Income Tax Credits (EITCs). They also avoided tax preparation fees and pitches for highinterest tax credit or refund loans.
To find an AARP TaxAide site and information on what documents to bring, visit aarpfoundation. org/taxaide or call 1-888-AARPNOW (1-888-227-7669). TaxAide is offered in conjunction with the IRS.
AARP Tax-Aide Service City of Reno Senior Services - Neil Road Recreation Center: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9-11:15 a.m., (775) 682-1286 by appt.
Washoe County Senior Services - Reno Senior Center: Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 8-11:30 a.m., walk-ins only. Bring ID, Social Security cards, all tax documents, checkbook for direct deposit of refund, health insurance info, last year’s tax return.
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