The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program is offering assistance to taxpayers with their tax preparation this year. The program will run from February 1 to April 18 and provide in-person and virtual help with tax preparation and e-filing services. According to the official website of AARP, on February 1, 2023, Tax-Aide sites will be accepting walk-ins and appointments, as well as offering virtual assistance, including virtual tax coaching and drop-off options.
To take advantage of the Tax-Aide services, you will need to bring certain documents, including your previous year’s tax return, social security cards, and any other forms of income. You will also need to provide a government-issued photo ID for each taxpayer and checking or savings account information for direct deposit or payment purposes. The full list of required documents can be found on the AARP website.
It’s Important to note that Tax-Aide may not be able to help with all your tax needs, particularly complicated returns that include a small business with employees, rental income, or alternative minimum tax (AMT), as reported by Go Banking Rates on February 2, 2023. AARP encourages taxpayers to consult with a professional tax preparer if they have complex tax needs.
Cindy Gossett, AARP Tax-Aide Washington coordinator, says Tax-Aide is a free tax return preparation service offered by certified volunteers and is providing the same quality service while accommodating COVID-19.
Find your local Tax-Aide site through AARP’s locator page during tax season for free help with your tax return. Tax-Aide offers both in-person and virtual assistance.