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Help Residents in Your Community Prepare Their Taxes

Learn about volunteering to help low-income residents prepare their tax returns through AARP's Tax-Aide program.

Low- and middle-income residents throughout Massachusetts need help preparing their 2007 tax returns. Join AARP Tax-Aide's dedicated corps of volunteers and make a difference in your community. AARP Tax-Aide is the nation's largest, free, volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service. To volunteer, send an email or call 1-866-448-3621.

"Tax time can be challenging for everyone, but it can be particularly stressful for those without resources," says AARP Massachusetts State Director Deborah Banda. "AARP Tax-Aide volunteers provide quality service to thousands of Bay State taxpayers each year."

Volunteer in Your Community

Tax counselors assist individuals with the preparation of their tax returns in accordance with guidelines established between the IRS and AARP; training is provided.

In 2007, nearly 25,000 Bay State residents received assistance from AARP Tax Aide volunteers, who prepared 40,000 tax returns. "Volunteering with AARP Tax-Aide promises to be one of the most engaging and challenging activities you will ever undertake," says Banda.

About AARP Tax-Aide

Established in 1961, AARP Tax-Aide is the nation's largest, free, volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service. The program assists low- and middle-income taxpayers, with special attention to those ages 60 and older.

From February 1 through April 15, AARP Tax-Aide volunteers serve at sites across the Bay State, including senior and community centers, libraries, and other convenient locations. In addition, the program assists with electronic filing and online tax preparation assistance, and also provides tax preparation assistance to individuals who are unable to leave their homes.

AARP Tax-Aide is administered by the AARP Foundation, and its funding sources include the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, AARP, and private contributions.

Learn More About Volunteer Opportunities

Call AARP Massachusetts at 1-866-448-3621 or send an email for information about volunteer opportunities with AARP Tax-Aide in Massachusetts.

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