Aarp Tax-Aide Program Seeks Volunteers

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AARP Tax-Aide, the nation’s largest free volunteer-run tax assistance and preparation service is looking for volunteers to be local site greeters, tax preparers and/or to take on leadership positions.  In 2009, between Feb. 1 and April 15, more than 90 sites in Arizona provided assistance to more than 44,000 taxpayers.

Leadership positions are also available.  Leaders coordinate program delivery at local sites and manage specific program activities such as technology, training, administration or communication at the state or regional level. Although tax training and certification is encouraged, it is not required for many leadership positions. Volunteers are reimbursed on a limited basis for qualified program-related expenses. For more information about becoming a local AARP Tax-Aide volunteer, call toll-free 1-888-OUR-AARP (1-888-687-2277) or visit the Web site atwww.aarp.org/taxaide, or e-mail Carol Connor at cconnor4@cox.net.

“This year, we are particularly in need of Hispanic translators at our local sites,” said Diane Pearson, AARP Arizona Tax-Aide state coordinator.

AARP Tax-Aide is a program of the AARP Foundation, offered in conjunction with the IRS.  The AARP Foundation is an affiliated, 501 (c) (3) nonpartisan charitable organization, established in 1961. It administers publicly and privately funded programs, such as AARP Tax-Aide and the AARP Senior Community Service Employment Program.

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