AARP Tax Aide seeks volunteers

Looking for a rewarding opportunity to make a difference in your community? AARP Foundation Tax Aide is seeking volunteers for the 2014 tax season.

Volunteers do not have to be AARP members to work with the program, and the volunteers do not have to have any experience doing taxes — just a desire to help others.

According to local coordinator Jimmy Taylor, Tax Aide welcomes volunteers of all ages and backgrounds.

Tax Aide volunteers receive free tax training Jan. 13-17. Once trained, volunteers work Wednesday and/or Thursday starting Feb. 1 through April 15 at local Coweta County libraries interacting with clients by filling out tax returns.

“Even if you don’t have accounting or tax preparation experience, becoming a tax volunteer may be right for you if you have a knack for working with numbers and basic computer knowledge,” Taylor said.

The program provides study materials and extensive training to build upon existing skills and provides mentoring and support throughout the required certification process, he said. AARP Tax Aide counselors receive comprehensive training and are certified by the Internal Revenue Service. Tax Aide trains counselors to do basic tax returns — the type of returns most families need to file each year.

Local training will be held at Coweta’s Central Library, located east of Newnan — the address is 85 Literary Lane, Newnan, GA 30265. Training will be for five days, Jan.13-17, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with time allowed for lunch.

For more information or to register, call 1-888-687-2277 toll free or fill out an application online at aarp.org/taxaide.



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