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AARP offers free tax preparation for Salem seniors

Posted by Justin Rice  March 5, 2012 07:40 AM

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The following is a press release from the AARP Foundation:

SALEM – Now through April 15, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide will provide free tax assistance and preparation at the Salem Senior Center.  Available to middle-and low-income taxpayers, with special attention given to those 60 and older, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is the largest, volunteer-run tax assistance program in the country. To schedule an appointment, call 978-745-0409.

 EVENT:  AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, free tax preparation

DATES:  Now – April 15, 2012

LOCATION:  Salem Senior Center, 5 Broad Street, Salem, MA

TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT:  Call 978-745-0409

This year, more than 575 AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers have been trained in conjunction with the Internal Revenue Service and the Massachusetts Department of Revenue to assist taxpayers with the preparation of basic federal and state tax returns.  They are well-versed in federal and state tax rules, including the “Circuit Breaker” tax credit, which is available for Massachusetts property owners and renters who are 65 and older and meet certain criteria.

During this tax season, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers will be deployed across the commonwealth at 250 locations, including the senior center.  For more information, visit www.aarp.org/ma; or to find another AARP Foundation Tax-Aide location call 1-888-AARP-NOW (1-888-227-7669).

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is administered by the AARP Foundation in cooperation with the Internal Revenue Service.  The AARP Foundation is an affiliated, 501(c)(3) nonpartisan, charitable organization established in 1961.

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