"For nearly 50 years, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide has provided free tax assistance to millions of low- and moderate-income taxpayers," said AARP Illinois Associate State Director for Advocacy and Outreach Terri Worman. "Our hard working IRS-certified volunteers offer an easy to use tax service for those Illinoisans who need it the most."
In 2016, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers helped 2.7 million people navigate complicated tax codes, ensure proper credits and deductions and file their federal and state tax returns. Taxpayers who used AARP Foundation Tax-Aide received $1.41 billion in income tax refunds and more than $240 million in Earned Income Tax Credits (EITCs).
Last year, 1,121 AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers helped more than 88,446 people file their federal, state tax returns in Illinois. The program is offered at approximately 197 sites in Illinois including senior centers, libraries and other convenient locations.
For more information on documents to bring to the tax site or to locate an AARP Foundation Tax-Aide site, visit www.aarp.org/findtaxhelp or call 1-888-AARPNOW (1-888-227-7669). AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is offered in conjunction with the IRS.
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SOURCE AARP Illinois