DECATUR — AARP Foundation Tax-Aide — the nation’s largest free, volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service — is seeking volunteers across Georgia to help taxpayers seeking assistance preparing and filing their 2014 tax returns.
Volunteers do not need to be AARP members or retirees to participate. Tax-Aide is particularly in need of volunteers who are bilingual in English/Spanish to support the increasing number of Spanish-speaking taxpayers seeking assistance.
Qualified AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers receive free tax training and are reimbursed on a limited basis for qualified program-related expenses.
They help taxpayers at sites around the state, learning new skills while giving back to communities.
While some tax preparation and computer experience are needed to prepare tax returns, other positions are available which do not require this experience.
“Last year, nationally, our 35,000 volunteers assisted 2.6 million people in preparing and filing their tax returns,” Georgia recruitment specialist Helen Lowenthal said. “We could not do it without our volunteers, who make an indelible mark on the communities they help.”
For more information on how to volunteer, go to www.aarp.org/taxvolunteer.
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is offered in conjunction with the IRS.