The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program, provides free tax preparation at Andrews House, Orange Branch Library, SourcePoint and more than 250 other locations across Ohio.
Across Ohio each year more than 1,500 volunteers prepare tax returns at hundreds of senior centers, libraries and churches from early February through mid-April. In the 2017 tax season volunteers working in Delaware prepared 679 federal and state tax returns, saving local residents an estimated $135,000 in tax preparation fees.
Anyone who does their own taxes on a commercially available program, such as TurboTax, is an ideal candidate to volunteer to help. Volunteers receive IRS-approved training, use IRS-provided tax software and equipment and are mentored throughout the tax season. Volunteers are asked to work at least one day a week during the 10 to 11 week tax season.
Volunteer registration is closed for the 2018 tax season. Volunteer registration will begin in October, 2019 for the 2019 tax season.