The Canton Club 55+ Senior Center will once again be the host site for AARP Tax-Aide volunteers offering free tax assistance by appointment to area residents starting February 3, 2015.
In preparation of tax season, the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is seeking volunteers to help low-to-moderate income-taxpayers with tax preparation assistance.
The AARP Tax-Aide program, sponsored by the AARP Foundation, is offered in conjunction with the IRS and the State of Michigan for low and middle-income taxpayers with special attention to those age 60 and older. Interested volunteers will assist taxpayers by filling out tax returns and helping them seek refunds.
Many taxpayers are facing financial hardship and because AARP Foundation Tax-Aide goes beyond the 1040EZ form, preparers are able to find claims and deductions that a taxpayer might not have otherwise considered.
The Foundation began in 1968 with four volunteers who prepared 100 tax returns. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide has grown to 35,000 volunteers and serves 2.6 million taxpayers annually at more than 5,000 sites nationwide. Although the growth of volunteers has increased significantly, it remains a grassroots effort driven to provide assistance to the local community by providing free tax preparation and filing.
No experience is necessary and training is provided on the latest tax preparation forms and software. If you’d like to apply to become a Tax-Aide volunteer, please visit www.AARP.org/taxvolunteer to register online. Bilingual speakers are also in high demand to assist with tax preparations. Translators who can support our volunteers are also encouraged to apply.
Canton Club 55+ Senior Center, located at 46000 Summit Parkway in Canton, MI is a premier destination for area seniors seeking a wide variety of programs, trips, special events, activities and classes for free or at low-cost. This dynamic center provides year-round social, recreational, and educational activities, in addition to serving as an informational resource for those 55 and older. Through the Senior Alliance, Canton's Senior Center also plays an advocacy role for seniors at the local, state and federal level. For additional information about the Canton Senior Center, please call 734/394-5485 or visit www.cantonfun.org.
MEDIA CONTACT: Susan Doughty, Senior Specialist, 734/394-5485