People with Tight Finances Can Benefit From Free Tax Service
During this economic downturn every dollar counts for most of us. And as tax time approaches AARP can save you money with AARP Foundation’s Tax Aide Program. Our free tax preparation program serves taxpayers of all ages, with middle and lower incomes.
See Also: Taxes – Your frequently asked questions
Nevadans can take advantage of AARP Tax Aide services from Feb. 6-April 16. You do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use AARP’s free tax service.
History of Success Helping People with Taxes
AARP began the Tax Aide Program in 1968 and for 44 years has worked with the IRS to provide taxpayers with high quality tax assistance. We all know that tax law can be confusing. AARP Tax Aide can make the process of filling out tax returns a whole lot easier. AARP Foundation volunteers have gone through a training program offered in conjunction with the Internal Revenue Service, and have the skills to prepare your return while taking advantage of money saving provisions of the tax code. Trained AARP Tax Aide volunteers offer assistance with personal income tax returns; and to assure a quick refund, most of our sites file returns electronically.
During the 2010 tax season, 236 AARP Tax-Aide volunteers helped more than 23,000 Nevada residents file their income tax returns statewide. In a recent survey, 95% of all Tax Aide clients reported being very satisfied with the service. The program is currently offered at 49 sites in Nevada in locations such as senior centers, libraries and other places, which are convenient and accessible for the general public. Appointments are strongly encouraged for most sites and the volume of clients has increased over the last few years.
Tips for Your Appointment with AARPTax Aide
When you go to a Tax Aide site to have your taxes done, you’ll want to bring a copy of last year’s return, all W-2 and 1099 forms (including SSA-1099 for Social Security benefits paid, property tax records if applicable), all receipts and canceled checks (if itemizing), Social Security cards for yourself and dependents, and if applicable, dependent care provider information including name, employer, and social security number.
Don’t worry if you forget an important document our tax preparers will work with you to assure you complete your tax documents.
AARP Tax-Aide is a program offered through the AARP Foundation in conjunction with the IRS. It is offered nationwide. Find more information online www.aarp.org/taxaide or call toll-free 1-888-AARP-NOW.