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McPhersonSentinel - McPherson, KS
  • County seeks new AARP Tax-Aides

  • Help people and give your mind a workout, too.
    If you are not afraid of people, computers, tax returns, challenges, and learning new things, we may have just the volunteer opportunity for you.
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  • Help people and give your mind a workout, too.
    If you are not afraid of people, computers, tax returns, challenges, and learning new things, we may have just the volunteer opportunity for you.  AARP Tax-Aide, the nation's largest free volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service, is looking for more volunteers to help low- and moderate-income families prepare and file their individual tax returns next season.
     Volunteers do not need to be an AARP member or retiree to participate. We do need volunteers who have basic computer skills and the personal drive necessary to learn and become proficient with new tax return preparation software provided by the IRS. 
    AARP Tax-Aide volunteers receive comprehensive tax training, are provided access to all computer equipment required and are reimbursed on a limited basis for qualified program-related expenses.
    They learn new skills while making a real difference in their communities.
    Kansas Tax-Aide District 12 has a special need for additional volunteers to help serve in central Kansas. 
    “It is heartwarming to be a part of helping more than 1,900 families in our district each season,” said Shirley Glass, volunteer district coordinator from Hutchinson. “But we really need additional volunteers in the communities of McPherson, Newton and Hutchinson in order to maintain our level of service.”
    Jonie James, McPherson County Extension Agent, will be the site coordinator for McPherson County.  It has been a few years since McPherson County has been able to offer a site, so volunteers are essential and needed in order to make it successful. 
    Contact James at 620-241-1523 to learn more about volunteering.
    AARP Tax-Aide is a program of the AARP Foundation, offered in conjunction with the IRS.

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