CHICAGO, Sept. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, the nation's largest free, volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service, is seeking volunteers across the state to help Illinois taxpayers who are seeking assistance preparing and filing their 2012 tax returns.
Volunteers do not need to be an AARP member or retiree to participate. Tax-Aide is particularly in need of volunteers who are bilingual in English/Spanish to support the increasing number of Spanish-speaking taxpayers seeking assistance.
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers receive free tax training and are reimbursed on a limited basis for qualified program-related expenses. They help taxpayers at sites around the state, learning new skills while giving back to countless communities.
"In 48 years, AARP has assisted nearly 50 million people in preparing and filing their tax returns," said Bob Gallo, AARP Illinois State Director. "We could not do it without the thousands of volunteers who make an indelible mark on the communities they help."
In 2012, more than 1,162 Tax-Aide volunteers in Illinois helped over 79,000 taxpayers across the state. They join the more than 35,000 Tax-Aide volunteers across the country, helping millions of taxpayers each year.
For more information on how you can join the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide team, visit our Web site at www.aarp.org/tavolunteer8
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is offered in conjunction with the IRS.
About AARP Foundation
AARP Foundation is working to win back opportunity for struggling Americans 50+ by being a force for change on the most serious issues they face today: housing, hunger, income and isolation. By coordinating responses to these issues on all four fronts at once, and supporting them with vigorous legal advocacy, the Foundation serves the unique needs of those 50+ while working with local organizations nationwide to reach more people, work more efficiently and make resources go further. AARP Foundation is the charitable affiliate of AARP. Learn more at www.aarpfoundation.org.
SOURCE AARP Illinois