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January 17 10:17 AM

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide provides free tax assistance

PRESS RELEASE This year, AARP Foundation is again providing free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low to moderate income through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in its 45th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, giving special attention those 60 and older. You do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this free service.

“Tax-Aide is one of the hallmark programs of AARP Foundation. Its success is the direct result of dedicated, trained volunteers who spend countless hours helping people get the tax refunds they deserve. Last year AARP Foundation Tax-Aide helped Louisiana residents secure over $12 million in income tax refunds and nearly $2 million in Earned Income Tax Credits (EITCs),” said Nancy McPher son, state director, AARP Louisiana.

In 2013, AARP Foundation Tax- Aide’s 35,000 volunteers at nearly 6,000 sites provided 2.6 million people with free tax help. Taxpayers who used AARP Foundation Tax-Aide received $1.3 billion in income tax refunds and more than $244 million in EITC.

Last year, 304 AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers in Louisiana helped more than 22,907 people file their federal and state tax returns. The program is offered at approximately 48 sites in Louisiana including senior centers, libraries and other convenient locations.

For more information or to locate an AARP Foundation Tax-Aide site, visit www.aarp.org/findtaxhelp or call 1-888-AARPNOW (1-888- 227-7669). AARP Foundation Tax- Aide is offered in conjunction with the IRS.

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