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Free Tax Preparation Program Seeks Volunteers

We all have to file taxes. Some people prepare their returns and others pay to have them completed. Many people, including those on fixed incomes, are not able to do their return or can’t afford to have a paid preparer do their taxes. If you enjoy working with numbers, you may be able to help out.

AARP Tax-Aide provides in-person and virtual tax preparation help to anyone, free of charge, with a special focus on low to moderate-income taxpayers over 50. Tax help is provided in libraries and senior centers.

The key to providing this service is volunteers who are trained and IRS-certified. Tax counselors receive extensive free tax training and become certified by passing an IRS exam in January. Volunteers of all backgrounds and ages are welcome and needed to serve clients in the Charleston area. You do not need to be an AARP member, an accountant, nor a retiree. Familiarity with income tax returns is helpful but not required.

Please consider joining our team! Contact the Charleston District Recruitment Coordinator, Fran Williams 803-443-1878, or email francesca.m.williams@gmail.com for more information.  You can also register online at aarpfoundation.org/taxaide.  

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