LETTER: AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Seeks Volunteers for Upcoming Tax Season

Letter to the editor from Phyllis Behlen, Tax Aide Volunteer Coordinator

To the editor,

It’s not quite time to think about filing income tax returns yet. But now is the time for anyone interested in volunteering to help low-income and elderly taxpayers prepare their 2019 returns to contact AARP Foundation volunteer trainers.

If you are available during daytime hours for one day per week and enjoy working with people and numbers, this may be the volunteer opportunity you’re looking for. You don’t have to be an accountant, or even have done tax returns. Beginning in early February and continuing until April 15th people come to Town Hall for help in preparing their taxes. (Tax-Aide volunteers also provide these services at the Greenwich Library on Saturday mornings.)

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free tax-filing help to those who need it most. We’re looking for compassionate and friendly individuals to join our team of local volunteers for the upcoming tax season.

You’ll receive training and continued support in a welcoming environment.  You’ll not only learn new skills, but also get a great feeling from helping others.

We offer free tax preparation help to anyone, with special attention to seniors and low-income taxpayers. We understand that many individuals may miss out on credits and deductions they’ve earned because they can’t afford to pay for professional tax preparation.

Our volunteers work with taxpayers directly. Experience isn’t necessary — we provide training and IRS certification.

To volunteer, send an email to [email protected] expressing your interest.

Phyllis Behlen
Tax Aide Volunteer Coordinator