Another tax season is rapidly approaching! The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program is the nation’s largest volunteer-run tax preparation service and is available free to low and middle income, with special attention given to those 60+.
They are seeking local volunteers with basic computer skills, some aptitude and/or experience working with numbers and an interest in serving the Delaware County community. Must be available at least one day a week, during the day, Monday-Friday, from February 1 through April 1. AARP provides the training and IRS certifications needed to enable you to confidently offer tax assistance to the public.
Tax preparation begins on February 1 and runs through April 15 at four sites in Delaware County. You must be available to work at least one day a week (daytimes, Monday through Friday). Volunteers do not need to be an AARP member or a retiree in order to participate. Continuing Education (CE) credits and mileage reimbursement (for travel to training and tax preparation sites) are available. Sites are: SourcePoint, Orange Branch Delaware County Library, and Andrews House in Delaware, Sunbury Community Library and the Mt. Gilead Senior Center.
New Volunteer Orientation Session on Dec. 6 or 7, morning or afternoon. Two day training is Jan. 3 & 4 with open practice labs every Thursday in January.
AARP Tax-Aide volunteers get a great deal of satisfaction out of helping people deal with the challenge of preparing their tax returns. The need for qualified volunteers is great – the schedules always fill early in the season and then people have to be turned away.
Mileage reimbursement is available.