For many of us, tax time is filled with stress and number crunching. But, filing your 2009 federal tax return doesn’t have to be a pull-your-hair-out experience. AARP volunteers are here to help. No fees, no hassle and no box to talk to.
AARP Tax-Aide is the nation’s largest, free, volunteer-run tax assistance and preparation service. It is available to taxpayers with low and moderate-incomes and gives special attention to individuals 60 and older. In 2009, AARP volunteers in South Dakota prepared nearly 10,000 returns.
Tax-Aide volunteers are IRS trained and certified 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.
This year, assistance is offered at numerous locations.
Appointments are recommended. At most locations volunteers provide assistance up to April 15.
In addition to free in-person tax preparation, Tax-Aide offer free tax assistance year round via the Web, allowing allows taxpayers to pose questions to online volunteers 24 hours a day, seven days a week, from the comfort of home. Learn more online.
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