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As tax season approaches, it is almost time to file that tax return. This year, the AARP Tax-Aide program, which offers free service to help with tax return preparation and filing is extending to low and middle income taxpayers, while also serving its traditional customers, AARP members or senior citizens. The program is also adding a fifth site in South County.
The AARP Tax-Aide program has been serving low and middle income taxpayers for over 40 years. IRS certified volunteers are available at locations in many South County communities to help with tax return preparation and filing. The service includes free electronic filing, providing refunds within 14 days.
This year, Bob Wallace, the South County District Coordinator, wanted to expand the program and service to many more taxpayers and it is not limited to AARP members or to senior citizens. Low and middle income taxpayers can also use the service.
â€śA lot of people who expect money back go to a place like H&R Block, which charges them high fees for those services. AARP is free. We do electronic filings,â€ť Trudy Coleman, a volunteer with the AARP Tax-Aide program said.
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