Credit freezes are free under a federal law that just went into effect. Learn how to protect your credit.
AARP Connecticut, April 14, 2010
As much as we look forward to April’s milder temps and the inevitable arrival of Spring, there is one date on the calendar that still puts a chill in most people’s bones – the dreaded April 15. As this year’s deadline for filing your federal and state tax returns approaches, more than 500 AARP volunteers are busy assisting residents in preparing and electronically filing their taxes at dozens of AARP Tax-Aide sites throughout Connecticut. And they are ready and willing to help you too!
The AARP Tax-Aide Program is the nation’s largest FREE, volunteer-run assistance and preparation service. The program is available to low-to-middle income taxpayers, with special attention to those aged 60 and older.
In Connecticut, AARP Tax-Aide volunteers helped 28,000 people file their taxes in 2009. Over 90% of the tax returns were filed electronically, assuring that residents received their tax refunds quickly. If you don’t have access to a computer or don’t feel comfortable doing your taxes yourself, let our trained volunteers do the work for you!
Don’t Miss Out on Valuable Tax Credits and Deductions This Year
AARP Tax-Aide volunteers are trained to help people with low and moderate incomes take advantage of the deductions and credits they are entitled to and save money.
As a result of the Federal Stimulus package passed last year by Congress, a number of new tax credits and exemptions are available this year for people who have bought new homes or cars, made certain energy-efficiency upgrades and more. Find out about new tax breaks, deductions and strategies that can help your bottom-line.
Though the Tax-Aide program serves people of all ages, the program gives special attention to people 60 and older. The service is free and all of our volunteers are trained and certified by the IRS every year.
Find a Tax-Aide Site Near You
Visit us online to find a Connecticut AARP Tax-Aide free income tax preparation facility near you, or call 2–1–1. Facility information also is available by calling 1-888-227-7669 or visiting AARP.org/taxaide. Tax-Aide locations require an appointment so it is always recommended to call ahead first.
What to Bring
If married, both husband and wife should be present during an income tax counseling session. Taxpayers must have available all information and documents that have been received that apply to their 2009 income taxes including:
Please leave your comment below.
You must be logged in to leave a comment.
Members can print free coupons at the Grocery Coupon Center powered by Coupons.com.
Members save 25% on purchases of $200+ and get free basic lenses or 25% off lens upgrades.
Members save 10% on their check every day.
AARP members receive exclusive member benefits & affect social change.
You are leaving AARP.org and going to the website of our trusted provider. The provider’s terms, conditions and policies apply. Please return to AARP.org to learn more about other benefits.
Your email address is now confirmed.
Manage your email preferences and tell us which topics interest you so that we can prioritize the information you receive.
Explore all that AARP has to offer.
In the next 24 hours, you will receive an email to confirm your subscription to receive emails
related to AARP volunteering. Once you confirm that subscription, you will regularly
receive communications related to AARP volunteering. In the meantime, please feel free
to search for ways to make a difference in your community at