AARP seeks volunteers for free tax prep program

In 2009 “sitting on the beach” at my consulting job (and bored), I saw an article about AARP Foundation Tax-Aide and began what is now 13 years of volunteering each tax season. I have never regretted this decision. 

Tax-Aide provides tax preparation help for anyone free of charge. Neither volunteers nor taxpayers need to be members of AARP and there is no sales pitch for other services. Tax volunteers study online in November and December and formal training classes are scheduled for January 2023. 

Many taxpayers overpay their taxes or turn to paid tax services they cannot afford. Some may forgo filing their taxes and miss out on the credits and deductions they’ve earned because they are unable to pay for assistance. Tax-Aide volunteers can help by providing necessary services in communities where there is the greatest need.