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AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers Ready to Crunch Numbers for Ohioans

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PHOTO:  Volunteers with the nationís largest free tax-assistance and preparation service are ready to crunch the numbers for Ohioans who need help filing their tax returns. Photo courtesy of AARP.
PHOTO: Volunteers with the nationís largest free tax-assistance and preparation service are ready to crunch the numbers for Ohioans who need help filing their tax returns. Photo courtesy of AARP.
February 4, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Tax season is here, but not all Ohioans can afford a private service or accountant to prepare their returns.

Across the state, more than 1,500 volunteers with AARP's Tax-Aide program are offering free assistance for those with moderate to low incomes.

Wayne Dreier has been an AARP Ohio Tax-Aide volunteer for several years, and while he's filed returns for college-aged taxpayers to those in their 90s, he says volunteers do give special attention to those age 60 and older.

"We're trained in retirement benefits and special things that may be applicable only to that age group,” he explains. “However, we have no maximum or minimum age."

Volunteers prepare federal, state and local tax returns for free, and clients do not have to be an AARP member.

Last year, the volunteers helped more than 115,000 Ohioans receive more than $63 million in income tax refunds.

The program begins today and runs through April 15.

Dreier says volunteers are IRS trained and certified, and after the return is prepared, another volunteer will go over it with a second set of eyes.

"They're checking to make sure we didn't transpose numbers, that we collected all of the information we needed, that we entered it properly,” he says. “By doing this, we can assure that we are doing a very quality service."

The program is in its 45th year and is the nation's largest free tax-assistance and preparation service.

Tax-Aide sites are available in communities throughout the state.

For more information visit aarp.org/findtaxhelp or call 1-888-AARP-NOW (1-888-227-7669).


Mary Kuhlman, Public News Service - OH