AARP Foundation Taxaide Provides Free Tax Assostance and Preparation
Colorado – Again this year, AARP Foundation is providing free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low to moderate income through the AARP Foundation TaxAide program. AARP Foundation TaxAide, in its 49th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, giving special attention to the older population. You do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this service.
In 2015, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide had 35,000 volunteers at more than 5,000 sites across the U.S. They provided 2.6 million people with free tax help. Taxpayers who used AARP Foundation Tax-Aide received $1.3 billion in income tax refunds and more than $228 million in Earned Income Tax Credits (EITCs).
Last year, Colorado AARP Tax-Aide volunteers helped more than 33,000 people file their federal, state and local tax returns. The program is offered at approximately 59 sites in Colorado, including senior centers, libraries and other convenient locations.
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is a program of AARP Foundation, offered in cooperation with the IRS.
About AARP Foundation
AARP Foundation is working to win back opportunity for struggling Americans 50+ by being a force for change on the most serious issues they face today: housing, hunger, income and isolation. By coordinating responses to these issues on all four fronts at once, and supporting them with vigorous legal advocacy, the Foundation serves the unique needs of those 50+ while working with local organizations nationwide to reach more people and make resources go further. AARP Foundation is the charitable affiliate of AARP. Learn more at www.aarpfoundation.org.