Listen to The Perfect Scam Podcast and Nominate It for a People’s Choice Podcast Award! Find Out More
AARP Arkansas, May 5, 2010|Comments: 0
AARP Arkansas volunteers are celebrating another successful Tax Aide season, and more than a thousand taxpayers are enjoying the money they saved by filing their state and/or federal income tax forms for free, with assistance from approximately 280 to 300 AARP Tax Aide volunteers. This year, 14,939 free state and federal income tax forms were filed from 36 sites statewide. AARP Tax Aide is the state's largest free tax counseling and assistance service.
Business was particularly good at two new Tax Aide sites in Conway and in Fairfield Bay.
Dustin McDaniel, Arkansas Attorney General, warned consumers to beware the interest rates charged by aggressively marketed "Rapid Refund" and "Instant Money" tax preparation companies. "In reality, RALs are not much faster than direct deposit from the IRS," according to McDaniel. Consumers are essentially paying extremely high interest rates to borrow their own money.
Shirley Matheny, AARP Arkansas Tax Aide State Coordinator, says AARP’s Tax-Aide program has a very high accuracy rate, so “When taxpayers use our free service, they get and keep for themselves all benefits allowed.”
For more information about AARP Tax-Aide, call toll-free 1-888-OUR-AARP (1-888-687-2277) or log onto the Internet at aarp.org/money/taxaide.
Please leave your comment below.
You must be logged in to leave a comment.
Exclusive savings and benefits with the AARP Auto Insurance Program from The Hartford.
Members earn points on select Walgreens brand health and wellness products.
Members save $65-$200 on round-trip tickets purchased online.
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