What do thousands of older, low- and middle-income Bay State residents do when facing tax time stress? They turn to AARP Tax-Aide, the nation’s largest, free tax assistance and preparation program, and its dedicated corps of volunteers. This year, AARP Tax-Aide needs help from volunteers in communities across Massachusetts to get the job done.
“Tax time can be challenging for everyone, but it can be particularly stressful for those without resources,” says Linda Fitzgerald, AARP Massachusetts State President. “AARP Tax-Aide volunteers help make tax filing a simple and pleasant experience for these individuals – while also enjoying challenging and fulfilling community service.”
No Experience Necessary
AARP Tax-Aide volunteers assist individuals with the preparation of their federal and state basic income tax returns. Even if you don’t have accounting or tax preparation experience, becoming a Tax-Aide volunteer may be right for you. AARP provides training in tax law procedures, preparing tax forms, and using tax preparation software. Training is provided in conjunction with the Internal Revenue Service and the Massachusetts Department of Revenue.
Helping Thousands of Residents
In 2010, 600 volunteers helped 40,000 Massachusetts residents with tax returns and questions.
“Each year, thousands of people return to AARP Tax-Aide and our volunteers are a big reason. They are friendly, helpful, and know what they’re doing,” explains Fitzgerald.
Volunteer in Your Community
From February 1 through April 17, AARP Tax-Aide volunteers provide face-to-face assistance at local sites across the commonwealth, including:
- Senior Centers
- Community Centers
In addition to helping with regular tax returns, volunteers also:
- Assist with electronic filing
- Answer questions online
- Provide help to individuals who are unable to leave their homes
Find Out More and Sign Up Today
Sign up online or email questions to AARP Massachusetts at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also call us at 1-866-448-3621.
AARP Tax-Aide is administered by the AARP Foundation in cooperation with the Internal Revenue Service.
AARP Foundation is AARP’s affiliated charity. The Foundation is dedicated to serving vulnerable people 50+ by creating solutions that help them secure the essentials and achieve their best life. Find more information about AARP Foundation.