AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers Offer Free Tax Help

It’s tax time again, and AARP Tax-Aide volunteers are ready to help you with your federal and state taxes at twelve locations throughout the Mid-Shore from February 1 through April 15.  All services are absolutely free, including e-filing your return for a faster refund.  AARP Tax-Aide volunteers receive extensive training.  They are familiar with the latest changes in the tax code and will be able to answer your questions and accurately prepare your return.

When you visit an AARP Tax-Aide site, be sure to bring along photo identification, social security cards for yourself and all dependents, copies of your 2008 income tax returns, and all 2009 tax-related documents including: W-2’s from all employers; unemployment compensation statements; all 1099’s including 1099-INT, 1099-DIV, 1099R, 1099-MISC, and SSA-1099; child care provider information including name, employer ID or social security number, and amount paid; real estate taxes paid; details for itemized deductions; and records showing federal and state income taxes paid.

AARP Tax-Aide is a not-for-profit, volunteer-run program offered by the AARP Foundation in conjunction with the IRS to provide free tax preparation assistance to low- and middle-income taxpayers, with special attention to those age 60 and older. Contact one of the AARP Tax-Aide locations listed below to make an appointment for an AARP Tax-Aide volunteer to help you with your taxes.

Denton:  410-479-1343
Federalsburg:  410-754-8397
Greensboro:  410-482-2173

Chestertown:  410-778-2564

Centreville:  410-758-0848
Grasonville:  410-758-0848
Stevensville:  410-604-3801
Sudlersville:  410-438-3159

Easton:  410-822-1444
Oxford:  410-226-5122
Saint Michaels:  410-822-1444
Tilghman:  410-822-1444

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Mid-Shore AARP Tax-Aide Fact Sheet

Approximate Number of Taxpayers Assisted in 2009:
Tax returns prepared:      3,500
People that only needed information:          700
Total assisted    4,200

Type of Tax Returns Prepared in 2009:
Primarily Federal, Maryland & Delaware 2008 returns
Some amended returns for 2007 & 2006

Number of Volunteers:
Certified Counselors:    43
Client Facilitators:          5
Total Volunteers    48

2010 Mid-Shore Locations & Community Partners

Caroline County
Denton    Denton Caroline County Public Library
Federalsburg    Federalsburg Caroline County Public Library
Greensboro    Greensboro Caroline County Public Library

Kent County
Chestertown    Kent County Board of Education

Queen Anne’s County
Centreville    Kramer Senior Center
Grasonville    Grasonville Senior Center
Stevensville    Percy Thomas Senior Center

Talbot County
Easton    Easton Volunteer Fire Department
Oxford    Oxford Municipal Services
St Michaels    St Michaels Talbot County Free Library
Tilghman    Tilghman Talbot County Free Library

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For further information contact:    Scott Yoder                                          John Lawrence
Publicity Coordinator   Volunteer Recruiting & Training Coordinator
410-822-8035                                      410-725-0150