Tax Aide Volunteers Return to Libraries

Most of us dread tax season, but 44 volunteers are ready to help make it easier for us at seven of our libraries before the April 15th filing deadline. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers provide free in-person tax assistance nationwide to taxpayers over 50 years of age with low to moderate income. The IRS's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program also provides free in-person tax assistance for tax payers who make less than $58,000, have a disability or limited English-speaking skills.

The tax aides are trained on the latest changes to the tax code and IRS-certified annually, then volunteer preparing taxes at locations throughout the community. Training includes maintaining the confidentiality of all taxpayer information. 25 of our libraries have hosted 389 of these talented and patient volunteers who have served over 58,000 volunteer hours since 1994. Hundreds of patrons have benefitted from these services and although social distancing limits spots this year, the volunteers are happy to be back serving the community.

Basic tax resources are available on our website at https://www.fulcolibrary.org/library-services/research-assistance/federal-government-depository/new-federal-government-websites. Check our events page https://fulcolibrary.bibliocommons.com/events to sign up for any open spots at Cascade, East Roswell, Milton, Ocee, Roswell, Sandy Springs or South Fulton. More information is also available directly at the organizations’ websites: https://www.aarp.org/money/taxes/aarp_taxaide/ and https://www.irs.gov/individuals/free-tax-return-preparation-for-qualifying-taxpayers.

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