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Tax-Aide seeks volunteers

The AARP Tax-Aide program, a community service developed by the AARP Foundation in conjunction with the Internal Revenue Service, is seeking volunteers.

AARP Tax-Aide is the largest, free, volunteer-run tax counseling service in the nation. Last year in the Monadnock region, a team of nine Tax-Aide volunteers staffed three sites and prepared more than 400 federal tax returns. Local sites were the Keene Senior Center, Keene Public Library and TD Bank in Jaffrey.

The program provides free tax counseling, preparation and electronic filing service to low- and middle-income taxpayers with attention given to seniors.

The program is seeking volunteers to staff locations in Keene and Jaffrey. Volunteers will receive training in tax law, procedures for income tax return preparation, and the use of TAXWISE software.

Volunteers must pass an IRS exam to become certified tax preparers and are expected to provide tax assistance at least once a week from February 1 to April 15 under supervision of a local coordinator. Volunteers of all ages are welcome. Volunteers do not need to be a member of AARP, or have previous tax training.

Those interested should contact Dennis Huston at 903-0182 or dennismhuston@aol.com in the Keene area or in the Jaffrey-Peterborough area, Isabelle Faria at 831-3296 or cofilf@yahoo.com.

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