Volunteer tax preparers needed
CHESTERTOWN — AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is looking to expand its team of volunteers for the upcoming tax season.
According to a news release, Tax-Aide, celebrating its 50th year, offers free inperson preparation and assistance to anyone, especially those 50 and older, who can’t afford a tax preparation service. Tax-Aide is offered in coordination with the IRS.
Taxpayers do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use Tax-Aide.”
In Chestertown, the TaxAide program needs volunteer tax preparers and client facilitators, who greet clients and help them complete initial forms. Every level of experience is welcome. Volunteers complete tax preparation training in December and January and earn IRS certification.
Local Tax-Aide volunteers prepare tax returns at the Kent County Public Library on Thursdays during tax season (Feb. 1 to April 15) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays at the Amy Ferris Senior Center.
For more information, visit aarpfoundation.org/taxaide or call 1-888-OUR-AARP 1-888-687-2277. In Chestertown, call John Vail 410-7781470 for more information.