Beginning Feb. 1 and continuing through April 17, the AARP Foundation is providing free tax assistance and preparation through its Tax-Aide program.
Assistance through Tax Aide is not limited to older adults, said Joyce De Monnin, AARP Oregon communications director. Older adults, families and even college students who have low and moderate income levels are eligible for the free services. AARP membership is not required.
AARP volunteers are trained and IRS-certified each year to ensure they are aware of the latest changes to the U.S. Tax Code. People are encouraged to check the website for current information about available Tax-Aide program volunteers. Currently, the local schedule includes:
•Pendleton City Hall, 501 S.W. Emigrant Ave. Mondays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
•Hermiston Public Library, 235 E. Gladys Ave. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
•Boardman Senior Center, 100 Tatone St. Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For more information, including details on what documents to take to the Tax-Aide site, visit www.aarpfoundation.org/taxhelp or call 1-888-227-7669.