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Free Tax Preparation Service Available for Ohioans as Crunch Time Nears

March 9, 2009

Columbus, OH – The task of filing tax paperwork can be intimidating for anyone, let alone those trying to figure out complex matters such as pensions, Social Security or stimulus credits. But AARP Tax-Aide volunteers throughout Ohio are ready to crunch the numbers for people who need help with federal, state and local income tax returns.

The program has more than 1,400 volunteers throughout the state, including John Hollabeck from the Cincinnati area.

"It's the best deal in town! It's free, our people are qualified and certified, and we have great facilities and advisors who are very much interested in the people they serve."

While the program gives special attention to moderate- to low-income taxpayers and those over the age of 60, Hollabeck says preparers will assist anyone who has questions.

"We want to radiate assurance that we know what we're doing and we're there to help, so people don't need to be scared, frightened or stressed-out about their taxes."

Hollabeck says the volunteers come from all walks of life, and many times they also can help people with non-tax-related issues.

"In many instances, our volunteers are able to assist these people with other problems or give them guidance on where they might go to get help."

In 2008, AARP volunteers assisted more than 140,000 Ohioans. More information is available at 888-227-7669 or

Mary Kuhlman, Public News Service - OH