Arizonans may be feeling some stress as they think about preparing their taxes in time to meet the April 15 deadline.
"It can be stressful, but AARP Tax-Aide can help with volunteers who can make the process a lot easier," said Diane Pearson, AARP Tax-Aide State Coordinator.
AARP Tax-Aide is now in full gear, helping people prepare their taxes at sites throughout the state through Tuesday, April 15. Tax-Aide is a free community service program that offers free tax counseling and preparation service for middle and low-income people, with an emphasis on people over 60. Currently, the program is underway at churches, libraries and community centers. The service is also available for people who are homebound.
Tax-Aide volunteers are trained by AARP in cooperation with the Internal Revenue Service. Last year, Tax-Aide volunteers in Arizona helped over 53,000 people prepare their federal and state tax returns, of that, more than 36,000 federal tax returns were filed by Tax-Aide volunteers electronically.
To locate an AARP Tax-Aide site nearest you, call AARP toll-free at 1-888-OUR-AARP or 1-888-687-2277 or visit www.aarp.org/taxaide.