Hundreds of volunteers are donating their time and expertise to help low- to moderate-income Missourians file their income tax returns. According to Craig Eichelman, AARP Missouri state director, the tax-aide program, now in its 45th year, is the largest free tax assistance and preparation service in the nation.
Eichelman said the program is offered to Missourians of all ages, not just AARP members, because the goal is to make sure those who can’t afford to hire a private accountant or service still get everything they’re entitled to from their returns.
He added that part of the reason for the program’s success is that it is offered in conjunction with the IRS, and he said all the volunteers are trained and experienced when it comes to filing basic returns. The program begins February 2 and runs through April 15. For more information about locations and times visit www.AARP.org/findtaxhelp.