Tuesday, September 25, 2018

AARP Seeks Volunteers for Free Tax Help

Did you know the library hosts a Free Tax Assistance program each year?  It's a highly sought after series in the community that's organized and run by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP).  During each series of events, the public is invited to visit their library to receive 1-on-1 assistance with e-Filing their taxes at the library.

This program is run by IRS-trained volunteers with the group, whom are given the necessary instruction for being able to assist those who participate each year.  Without these amazing men and women, this program would not be the success it is.

If you're interested in volunteering for this program as either a Computer Counselor or Interviewer for the upcoming 2019 Tax Season, this is the time to share your interest.  Feel free to contact librarian Marie Skufca at 325-676-6025 and she'll get you in touch with the right people in the AARP group.

Did you know this volunteer program has been around since 1968?  Today, with more than 5,000 locations in neighborhood libraries, malls, banks, community centers, and senior centers each tax season, it's a great service many depend on.  Perhaps it's your first year to file taxes.  Maybe you're newly retired and don't quite have a firm grasp on how that may impact your filing.  Maybe computers intimidate you and you need a little help with filing online.  All these situations may leave you scratching your head, long with you may not be financially able to have your taxes completed by a professional.  In these instances, and more, the AARP's Free Tax Aide program is here to assist you throughout the process.  With the help of the AARP team of volunteers, they can help make the filing process a little less painful.

Again, if you have an interest in volunteering to become part of this service group, be sure to contact Marie Skufca at 325-676-6025 and she'll be more than happy to get you in touch with the right people.

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