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By Allegra Hamer
AARP Alaska 

Make a difference as an AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteer

 

November 1, 2020



AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is now recruiting for volunteers for the 2021 season. Free tax preparation is an important boost for individuals and families in Alaska working to improve their financial stability. Sometimes a higher refund means keeping the heat on or helping with rent for our most vulnerable residents.

Becoming a volunteer tax preparer is easier than you think

No prior tax experience is necessary, and all the training materials are provided. Volunteers should enjoy talking to people and feel comfortable asking questions, have basic computer literacy, and be willing to refer to resource materials for tax law. Training is free and starts in December. You will use your own computer for training and, once you are certified, AARP will issue you a laptop for tax preparation. Bilingual volunteers are needed.

Tax-aide sites are located in several communities around the state and the volunteer hours are flexible. Due to COVID-19, new models of delivering service to taxpayers are being created and more details will be released by the end of the year.

If you have questions about becoming a volunteer, please send an email to alaskataxaide@gmail.com. Visit http://aarpfoundation.org/taxaidevolunteer to fill out a volunteer application or learn more about the program.

Thank you for making a difference!

Allegra Hamer is the Alaska State Coordinator for the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program.

 
 

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