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WHATThe AARP Tax-Aide Program provides free tax preparation for seniors. The free tax filing for seniors program is available to low and moderate income seniors who need help with tax preparation.
WHYFree tax preparation for seniors can help those seniors who find it difficult to navigate a sometimes complex tax filing system and filling out of multiple forms.
WHEREOver 6,500 locations across the USA ( senior centers, libraries, and community centers.)
IRS Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) Program.
Sponsored by AARP.

Program Description

"AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, an AARP Foundation program, helps low- to moderate-income taxpayers have more discretionary income for everyday essentials, such as food and housing, by assisting with tax services and ensuring they receive applicable tax credits and deductions."

Approximately 35, 000 AARP Tax-Aide volunteers are trained in conjunction with the IRS ( Internal Revenue Service) and help more than 2.6 million taxpayers file their federal, state, and local tax returns for free each year.

Electronic filing (e-filing) is also offered at most AARP Tax-Aide sites.

Senior taxpayers with more complex tax returns are advised to seek paid tax assistance.

The free tax filing for seniors program is available to low and moderate income seniors who need help with tax preparation.

Seniors may also ask questions to online Tax-Aide volunteers 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The IRS Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) Program offers free tax help for seniors (those age 60 or older). The IRS and eligible organizations such as the AARP Tax Aide Program to provide free tax assistance to elderly taxpayers. The IRS pays AARP and other eligible organizations so that they can reimburse their volunteers for expenses such as transportation, meals and etc while providing tax counseling at various locations. Free tax preparation for seniors is available through out the year (location permitting.)

The program is focused on helping seniors but also provides free tax filing to those who are under the age of 60 if they qualify.

Those looking to volunteer with the AARP Tax-Aide Program to help provide free tax preparation for seniors will be trained by AARP on up to date tax preparation forms and software. AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers are certified by the IRS.,

AARP Membership and Discounts
My Free Taxes United Way
IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE)


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