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Making This Year’s Taxes Less Taxing

Did you know that each year AARP Tax-Aide volunteers assist over 55,000 New Jersey residents with free tax preparation? The program offers free tax preparation at 200 local sites, generally at libraries and senior centers, from February through April each year.
 
AARP’s Tax-Aide program is, in fact, the nation’s largest free volunteer-run tax preparation service. Since 1968, more than 50 million low to middle-income individuals across the country have had their taxes successfully prepared through Tax-Aide. AARP Tax-Aide is a program of the AARP Foundation, offered in conjunction with the IRS.

Tax time can be stressful. Your mail becomes clogged with forms and important documents to sort and keep in a safe place. Perhaps you sold a home or conducted financial business that requires reporting. It can seem overwhelming, but at least you can get help and there’s no cost to you!

Tax-Aide volunteers are trained to assist with filing the 1040 Form and the more standard of the schedules, including Schedules A and B. Electronic filing (e-filing) is offered at most sites, with no charge to the taxpayer. E-filing ensures more accurate tax returns and faster processing of tax refunds. And, the free, year-round assistance Tax-Aide offers via the Web allows taxpayers to pose questions to online volunteers 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Finding a tax-aide site near you is easy! You can call AARP and representatives will help you right over the phone or you can use our online locator, below. Either, getting a jump start on the process can help make tax season less taxing!

Find a site near you, and more information about taxes and tax filing.

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