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AARP Tax-Aide seeks volunteers

By Art Morrissey
Special to The SUN

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, the nation’s largest free, volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service, is seeking volunteers to help Colorado taxpayers who are seeking assistance preparing and filing their 2013 tax returns.

Volunteers do not need to be an AARP member or retiree to participate. Tax-Aide is particularly in need of volunteers who are bilingual in English/Spanish to support the increasing number of Spanish-speaking taxpayers seeking assistance.

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers receive free tax training and are reimbursed on a limited basis for qualified program-related expenses. They help taxpayers at sites around the state, learning new skills while giving back to countless communities.

“We’ve assisted thousands of people in preparing and filing their tax returns,” said Art Rosener, AARP Tax-Aide District Coordinator for 17 years. “We could not do it without our hundreds of volunteers, who make an indelible mark on their communities.  And we will need additional Tax-Aide volunteers this coming year.”

Last year, some 575 Tax-Aide volunteers helped more than 19,000 taxpayers across the state. They join the more than 35,000 Tax-Aide volunteers across the country, helping millions of taxpayers each year.

For more information on how to join the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide team, visit the website at http://www.aarp.org/money/taxes/aarp_taxaide/ or call (888) 687-2277. Deadline for application is Dec. 15.

Tax-Aide is a program of the AARP Foundation, offered in conjunction with the IRS.

This story was posted on November 21, 2013.