Published Wednesday, December 26, 2012

AARP Tax Aide will train volunteers in January

From Staff Reports

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The AARP Tax Aide program is seeking volunteers in Coweta County.

If you are looking for a rewarding opportunity to make a difference in your community you may find a place with AARP Foundation Tax Aide, which is seeking volunteers for the 2013 tax season.

You do not have to be an AARP member to volunteer and you don’t have to have any experience doing taxes. You just have to have a desire to help others.

Tax Aide welcomes volunteers of all ages and backgrounds. Tax Aide volunteers receive free tax training Jan. 14-25. Once trained, volunteers work Wednesday and/or Thursday, Feb. 1 through April 15, at local Coweta County libraries helping clients fill 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.

The program provides study materials and extensive training to build upon existing skills and provides mentoring and support throughout the required certification process. 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.

Training will be held at the Frank Bailey Senior Center located at 6213 Riverdale Rd., Riverdale GA 30274. Training will be for five days Jan. 14-25, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with time allowed for lunch. There is a cafeteria at the center where lunch is available.

For more information call 1-888-687-2277.

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