AARP Tax-Aide provides free tax assistance, preparation

Published 10:18 am Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Services offered
at Polk library
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide provides free tax assistance and preparation for low and moderate income individuals, with special attention to those age 60 and older. You do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this service. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers, trained in cooperation with the Internal Revenue Service, have helped individuals for more than 40 years in every state.
Free tax assistance will be available every Wednesday Feb. 1 through April 11 by appointment only at Polk County Public Library’s community conference room, 1289 West Mills St., Columbus. Call 828-894-8721, ext. 221, to make an appointment.
“The majority of our clients are seniors but because of the economy, we are seeing younger people and unemployed people,” said Ron Peters, a local Polk County volunteer.
The program is offered at approximately 118 sites in North Carolina, including senior centers, libraries and other convenient locations.
AARP Tax-Aide is a program of the ARP Foundation, offered in conjunction with the IRS. The AARP Foundation is AARP’s affiliated charity.
Foundation programs are funded by grants, tax-deductible contributions and AARP.
– article submitted
by Ron Peters