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Get Free Tax Help With AARP Foundation Tax-Aide

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En español | Tax season is here, and AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers are once again ready to help you prepare and file your taxes — for free.

The largest program of its kind in the nation, Tax-Aide has assisted more than 75 million taxpayers since being launched in 1968. The program focuses on taxpayers with low-to-moderate incomes, especially those 50 and older. AARP membership is not required.

Tax preparation assistance is available through April 15 at libraries, senior centers and other locations in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Use Tax-Aide’s site locator to find an option in your area and book an appointment. Virtual tax help is also available. Several online and in-person services are offered, depending on your location.

Last year, thousands of specially trained, IRS-certified volunteers helped more than 1.5 million taxpayers receive a combined $1.1 billion in refunds.

“Many taxpayers miss out on tax credits and deductions they’ve earned every year,” said Mioshi Moses, vice president of AARP Foundation volunteer programs. “AARP Foundation Tax-Aide helps anyone secure these credits and much-needed refunds, while saving on tax preparation costs.”

Learn more about Tax-Aide and use AARP’s 1040 Tax Calculator to estimate your federal taxes.

Natalie Missakian covers federal and state policy and writes AARP’s Fighting for You Every Day blog. She previously worked as a reporter for the New Haven Register and daily newspapers in Ohio. Her work has also appeared in the AARP Bulletin, the Hartford Business Journal and other publications.

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