Alert
Close

AARP holds senators accountable for key bipartisan Medicare vote. Learn more

Highlights

Open
Renew for 3 and attend Life at 50+ for free

Contests and
Sweeps

You Could Choose Your Dream Vacation!

Hawaii, the Grand Canyon or an Alaskan Cruise! No purchase necessary. Ends May 31. See official rules.


Driver Safety

Piggy bank on the road - AARP Driver Safety

Take the new AARP Smart Driver Course!

You Could Choose Your Dream Vacation
Happy African American couple

AARP Books

Visit the Money Section

Enjoy titles on retirement, Social Security, and becoming debt-free.

Jobs You Might Like

most popular
articles

Viewed

Free Tax Help Available at 36 Sites Throughout Alaska

In 2011, 35,000 AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers at more than 6,100 Tax-Aide sites throughout the country provided 2.6 million people with free tax help. Taxpayers who used AARP Foundation Tax-Aide received $1.3 billion in income tax refunds and more than $233 million in Earned Income Tax Credits (EITCs). In Alaska, there are 36 sites set up for the tax preparation season, which ends April 17.

See Also: Taxes – Your frequently asked questions

The Tax-Aide program is designed to prepare basic tax returns for most low and middle income taxpayers, with an emphasis on senior citizens and disabled taxpayers. Sites are staffed by volunteers trained by the Internal Revenue Service to prepare basic tax returns. Volunteers receive training on the Earned Income Credit and other personal tax credits. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers help an average of 89 people file their taxes. By using AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, these taxpayers also avoided tax preparation fees and pitches for high-interest tax credit or refund loans. And the service is free.

In February and March, there will be two “Super Saturday” events in Anchorage.

On Feb. 11, a “Super Saturday” event is scheduled at the Salvation Army Community Center, 1701 C Street in Anchorage from 10 am – 4 pm.

On March 31, a second “Super Saturday” will be held at Crosspoint Church, 1920 Dimond from 10 am – 4 pm. So, what is a “Super Saturday?”

While income tax returns are being prepared, information is available on programs and services that benefit low- to moderate-income, elderly and disabled taxpayers. “Super Saturday” is a “one-stop shop” of valuable information for Alaskans during tax preparation season.

Taxpayers need to bring the following with them to a Tax-Aide site:

  • Social security cards or current records of Social Security numbers for you, your spouse and your dependents
  • All income information (such as Forms W-2, 1099-Misc, 1099-INT, 1099-DIV, SSA-1099 or RRB-1099 and 1099R)
  • Form 1099-G or record of unemployment received and any federal tax withheld from unemployment
  • Property tax and mortgage interest statements
  • List of your medical, interest, contributions, and miscellaneous expenses to itemize your deductions
  • Copies of last year's tax return. This helps the Tax-Aide volunteer prepare this year's return
  • Child care payment information and the name, address and Social Security number/Employer Identification number of your child care provider
  • Bank routing and account number for direct deposit.

Topic Alerts

You can get weekly email alerts on the topics below. Just click “Follow.”

Manage Alerts

Processing

Please wait...

progress bar, please wait

Tell Us WhatYou Think

Please leave your comment below.

Advertisement

The Cheap Life

Jeff Yeager Cheap Life Ultimate Cheapskate AARP YouTube web series save money

Catch the latest episode of The Cheap Life starring Jeff Yeager, AARP's Ultimate Cheapskate. Watch

Discounts & Benefits

From companies that meet the high standards of service and quality set by AARP.

Credit safeguards with AARP® Identity Theft Protection from TrustedID®.

AARP Credit card from Chase

Members can get cash back rewards on purchases with the AARP® Credit Card from Chase.

Man using cell phone outdoors

Members save on monthly service & usage fees and get free activation with Consumer Cellular.

Member Benefits

Join or renew today! AARP members receive exclusive member benefits & affect social change.

Advertisement

Advance your skills. Transform your career.

Explore your learning possibilities.