Sunday, June 20, 2021

AARP Tax Aide Returns to Offer Free Tax Filing

The Southlake Public Library will once again host AARP Tax Aide volunteers as they help low to moderate income and senior taxpayers file their Federal income taxes electronically.

Interested individuals can make an appointment with the Library for Thursday afternoons between February 1 and April 12, 2018. Appointments are available between 2:15 and 6:00 PM. Call the Library Reference Desk at 817-748-8247 to schedule an appointment for this service.

There are no age requirements and this is a free service.

It’s Tax Season Again and Your Southlake Library Can Help!

Since 1968, AARP Tax-Aide volunteers have helped nearly 50 million low to moderate income and senior taxpayers. Local AARP volunteers will be in the Southlake Library on Thursday afternoons between February 9 and April 13 to help citizens file their Federal income taxes electronically. They are scheduling appointments between 2:15 and 6:00 in 45 minute intervals. Call the Library Reference Desk, 817-748-8247, to make an appointment for this popular service.

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is Looking for Volunteers

Tax-AideAARP Foundation Tax-Aide, an AARP Foundation program, is looking for volunteers to help with the upcoming tax season. Tax-Aide is a program that helps low- to moderate-income taxpayers by assisting with tax services and ensuring they receive applicable tax credits and deductions. If you are looking for a rewarding opportunity to make a difference in your community, sign up to volunteer.

No previous experience is required and you don’t have to be an AARP member to volunteer. The IRS provides free tax law training and materials that allow volunteers to prepare basic individual income tax returns.  Volunteers generally serve an average of four hours per week from mid-January through April 15.

Review the volunteer descriptions below to determine which position might be right for you. Volunteers that can speak a second language are urgently needed.

Tax Volunteer
Tax volunteers receive free tax training in December and January. Once trained, they work a few hours a week from late January through mid-April, interacting with clients by filling out tax returns. Even if you don’t have accounting or tax preparation experience, becoming a tax volunteer may be right for you if you enjoy working with computers and have a knack for numbers.

Client Facilitator
Client Facilitators make sure the clients have all the necessary paperwork before meeting with a tax volunteer and manage the flow of clients being served.

Technology Coordinator
Technology coordinators manage computer equipment, work to ensure taxpayer data security or provide technical assistance to volunteers at multiple sites on technology issues.

Leadership & Administrative
Leadership and administrative positions at the local and district levels manage volunteers, make sure program operations run smoothly, track volunteer assignments and site activities along with ensuring adherence to the program’s processes.

An application form is available online at: http://www.aarp.org/applications/Volunteer_with_AARP_Tax_Aide/aboutYou.action?promo=TAXAIDE.