AARP Tax-Aide Services For Seniors

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    News Release from AARP: The 2007 tax season is quickly approaching, and AARP Arkansas is doing its part to help Arkansans through its Tax-Aide services. AARP Arkansas’ Tax-Aide provides tax assistance and preparation services at no cost to over 33,000 low- and moderate-income taxpayers, particularly those ages 60 and older. This service is the state’s largest, free, volunteer-run tax counseling and assistance service, and Arkansas is the only state participating in the national AARP Tax-Aide program to generate computer only returns. In 2006, the AARP Arkansas Tax-Aide received $36,000 from the AARP Foundation to equip 42 tax preparation sites including four super sites helping a total of 33,163 taxpayers including 289 shut-ins complete their returns. AARP Arkansas will have 42 Tax-Aide sites statewide where taxpayers work with a trained and IRS certified AARP volunteer to file a tax return via the Internet, so taxpayers get refunds quickly and at no cost. AARP’s Tax Aide program has a very high accuracy rate, no tax return preparation costs, and the program helps tax payers receive all of the benefits, credits, and deductions to which they are entitled. All services are free and AARP membership is not required to participate in the Tax-Aide program. “Preparing taxes can be challenging and even confusing for many people. AARP Arkansas’ Tax-Aide volunteers help thousands of people address these challenges,” said Shirley Matheny, AARP Arkansas Tax-Aide Coordinator. For more information about AARP Arkansas Tax-Aide, call toll-free 1-888-OUR-AARP (1-888-687-2277) or click the link. The AARP Arkansas’ Tax-Aide sites are in the following locations: East Lake Unlimited II--Brinkley Charles O Ross Center--Camden Crossett Public Library--Crossett Dumas Public Library--Dumas Tri-County RSVP Center--El Dorado Senior Citizen Center--Monticello Senior Citizen Center--Warren Senior Adult Center--Benton McMath Library--Little Rock Immaculate Conception Catholic--NLR Church Faith Missionary Baptist Church--Cabot Arkansas Revenue Ledbetter Building--Little Rock Bella Vista Boys and Girls Club--Bella Vista Washington County Court House--Fayetteville Federal Building--Harrison Boone County Library--Harrison Holiday Island Community Church--Holiday Island Berryville Senior Center--Berryville Rogers Activity Center--Rogers Springdale Public Library--Springdale Bull Shoals VFW Annex--Bull Shoals Citizen Bank Community Room--Batesville Van Matre Senior Center--Mountain Home Cumberland Presbyterian Church--Calico Rock Horseshoe Bend Library--Horseshoe Bend Logan County Library--Boonville First Christian Church--Fort Smith Fort Smith Activity Center--Fort Smith Bank of the Ozarks--Ozark Hughes Community Center--Russellville Dover City Hall--Dover Citizens Bank & Trust--Van Buren Bancorp South--Alma Boys & Girls Club--Paris McCauley Senior Citizens Center--Hot Springs Village Coronado Center--Hot Springs Village Garland County Library--Hot Springs Lake Hamilton Parent Center--Pearcy National Home Service Shut-Ins--Hot Springs Senior Adult Center--Malvern Paul & Pat Shop--Prescott

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