Tax Day is but a distant memory, and while most of us won’t think of W-2 or 1040 forms for months, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is already gearing up for the next busy tax season. The nation’s largest, free tax assistance and preparation program, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide and its dedicated corps of 608 volunteers helped 39,333 Massachusetts residents with tax returns and questions in 2012. But the program needs your help to make next year a success.
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“Tax time can be a challenge for everyone, but it can be especially difficult for those without resources,” says Linda Fitzgerald, AARP Massachusetts State President. “AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers help make tax filing a simple and pleasant experience for these individuals – while also enjoying challenging and fulfilling community service.”
No Experience Necessary
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers assist individuals with the preparation of their federal and state basic income tax returns. Even if you don’t have accounting or tax preparation experience, becoming a Tax-Aide volunteer may be right for you. AARP provides training in tax law procedures, preparing tax forms, and using tax preparation software. Training is provided in conjunction with the Internal Revenue Service and the Massachusetts Department of Revenue.
Helping Thousands of Residents
“Each year, thousands of people return to AARP Foundation Tax-Aide and our volunteers are a big reason. They are friendly, helpful, and know what they’re doing,” explains Fitzgerald.
Volunteer in Your Community
From February 1 through April 16, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteer counselors provide face-to-face assistance at local sites across the commonwealth. Volunteers may also:
- Assist with electronic filing
- Answer questions online
- Provide help to individuals who are unable to leave their homes
In addition to tax counselor opportunities, the program is recruiting for the volunteer state coordinator in Massachusetts. The state coordinator directs all activities of the program, and responsibilities include:
- Develop program goals and objectives
- Provide leadership to state management team in planning and carrying out the activities of the program
- Recruit, appoint, train, and evaluate state management team specialists and district coordinators
- Ensure compliance with program and grant requirements
Find Out More and Sign Up Today
Sign up online or email questions to AARP Massachusetts at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also call us at 1-866-448-3621.
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is administered by the AARP Foundation in cooperation with the Internal Revenue Service. The AARP Foundation is an affiliated, 501(c)(3) nonpartisan, charitable organization established in 1961.