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Frequently Asked Questions About Federal Taxes

Please select from one of the topics below to see if an answer to your question is available in our list of frequently asked questions. If you cannot find an answer to your question, let our IRS certified volunteers help you.

In cooperation with the IRS, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers are trained to understand individual federal tax issues, especially the provisions of the tax code that affect older people. You can submit a question online. Please limit your questions to federal taxes only. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers will review your question and you will receive an answer by email within three to five business days.

Through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program, AARP Foundation is providing online tax counseling as a public service, and cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided. Your taxes are your responsibility. You are solely responsible for what you do in your own tax situation.

The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program is a volunteer-run, free tax-preparation and assistance service offered to low- and middle-income taxpayers with special attention to those age 60 and older. Our volunteers are trained and IRS-certified to understand individual federal-tax issues. Our volunteers provide tax assistance as a public service and cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.