AARP tax program provides help to allFor more than 40 years, volunteers with the AARP Tax Aide program have been helping local residents file their tax returns.
For more than 40 years, volunteers with the AARP Tax Aide program have been helping local residents file their tax returns.
And they’ll be doing it again this year every Monday and Thursday afternoon from Feb. 4 to April 11 at the Superior Public Library. But first they need to find volunteers willing to be trained and ready to lend a hand.
The program really needs to find a new receptionist, said volunteer coordinator Nancy Carriar. She said the program’s long-time receptionist who helped so many get through the process over the years.
The AARP Tax Aide program provides assistance to fill out the forms and file taxes electronically for people irrespective of age.
The program was actually started by the Superior Area Retired Educators Association more than 40 years ago, Carriar said.
Volunteers receive three-tier certification with training later this month.
And this year the program will run a little differently than it has in the past, streamlining the process for taxpayers.
One person will handle Homestead Tax Credits, Carriar said. So if someone comes in and all they need to have done is the Homestead credit, they can have it taken care of without having to wait for someone having their taxes done, she said.
People using the service, which operates from noon to 4 p.m. each Monday and Thursday, should come prepared with W-2, 1099-R and 1099-Int, and last year’s tax returns.
Carriar recommends signing up for service for the library in advance; the first 10 people signed up for a specific day should be completed that day if they have everything they need with them. For more information about volunteering, call Carriar at 715-392-3589.