|AARP FOUNDATION TAX-AIDE AND ISED VENTURES PROVIDE FREE TAX ASSISTANCE AND PREPARATION|
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|Written by Richard Swearinger|
|Thursday, 14 February 2013 16:25|
(Des Moines, IA) – This year, AARP Foundation and ISED Ventures are again providing free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low to moderate income through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program and the ISED tax assistance program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in its 46th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, giving special attention the older population. You do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this service.
ISED is an asset development organization with the mission of creating opportunities for low and moderate income Iowans to increase income and achieve financial stability.
Attached is an updated and expanded list of locations where low income or elderly Iowans can receive assistance preparing their income taxes. These sites are all staffed by trained and qualified volunteers. They are organized by a network of non-profits and AARP Tax-Aide whose goal is to help people file their taxes and assure they receive their Earned Income Tax Credits (EITC) and Child Tax Credits. Taxpayers are never solicited for advance refund loans.
For more information or to locate an AARP Foundation Tax-Aide site, visit www.aarp.org/taxaide or call 1-888-AARPNOW (1-888-227-7669). AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is a program of AARP Foundation, offered in cooperation with the IRS.
In 2012, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide’s 36,000 volunteers at nearly 6,000 sites provided over 2.5 million people with free tax help. Taxpayers who used AARP Foundation Tax-Aide received $1.3 billion in income tax refunds and more than $233 million in Earned Income Tax Credits (EITCs).
AARP Foundation is working to win back opportunity for struggling Americans 50+ by being a force for change on the most serious issues they face today: housing, hunger, income and isolation. By coordinating responses to these issues on all four fronts at once, and supporting them with vigorous legal advocacy, the Foundation serves the unique needs of those 50+ while working with local organizations nationwide to reach more people, work more efficiently and make resources go further. AARP Foundation is AARP’s affiliated charity. Learn more at www.aarpfoundation.org
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