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Free Tax Preparation Help for Seniors from AARP Foundation Tax-Aide

February 15, 2016

AARP Foundation is providing free tax assistance and preparation designed especially for taxpayers fifty years or older with low- to moderate-income through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program – the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, giving special attention to the older population. Taxpayers do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this service.

IMG_6504“Many of us may not enjoy filing our taxes but for vulnerable seniors it is critical that if they are eligible for a refund that they receive it so they can pay for basic living expenses,” said AARP Foundation Vice President of Tax-Aide Lynnette Lee-Villanueva. “For nearly 50 years, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide has provided free tax assistance to millions of low- and moderate-income taxpayers.  Our hard working IRS-certified volunteers offer peace of mind during an already stressful tax season to those who need it the most.”

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers are trained and IRS-certified each year to ensure their knowledge of revisions to the U.S. tax code. In 2015, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide’s 35,000 volunteers provided 2.6 million people with free tax help. Taxpayers who used AARP Foundation Tax-Aide received $1.3 billion in income tax refunds and more than $250 million in Earned Income Tax Credits (EITCs). This is a free service – there’s no fee, no sales pitch for other services, and AARP membership is not required.

Offered in conjunction with the IRS, the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide has helped nearly 50 million taxpayers prepare and file their taxes since 1968. Almost four out of five people who turn to AARP Foundation Tax-Aide are 60 or older with low to moderate incomes.

Find a Location Near You

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide has more than 5,000 locations in neighborhood libraries, malls, banks, community centers and senior centers. While there is no appointment necessary at certain locations, some do require an appointment, so please call ahead to find out availability and hours of operation. For a complete listing of locations near you, visit the Tax Aid Site Locator.

For more information, such as a list of important documents to bring with you, visit the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide website or call 1-888-AARPNOW (1-888-227-7669).

South Shore sites offering AARP Foundation Tax-Aide:

Kennedy Center Council On Aging – Appointment Required

440 E Squantum St, Quincy, MA 02171-1505

Call for appointment: (617) 376-1506

2/1/2016 – 4/13/2016

Monday: 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM; Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

 

Weymouth Senior Center – Appointment Required

182 Green St, North Weymouth, MA 02191-2054

Call for appointment: (781) 682-6140

2/1/2016 – 4/13/2016

Monday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM; Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

 

Hingham Senior Center – Appointment Required

224 Central St, Hingham, MA 02043-2745

Call for appointment: (781) 741-1458

2/3/2016 – 4/13/2016 Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM;

Friday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 AM and 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Photo credit: Simon Bruty

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