Volunteer Tax-Aide Counselors Needed In Richland County
January 9, 2019 | View PDF
The Richland County Commission on Aging, in coordination with the AARP Foundation, is seeking volunteers interested in assisting older, low income individuals with preparing and filing their taxes. Volunteers make a big difference in their communities by helping those people who might otherwise miss out on the tax credits and deductions they’ve earned. Felicia Iversen and Jodi Berry of the Commission state that this is a needed service in this area as they get multiple calls every year asking for assistance.
Volunteers are trained and certified to do tax preparation. There is no liability; volunteers are covered through AARP. They are expected to work primarily from February 1 through April 15 for up to four hours per week, depending on demand.
Americorps volunteers are providing tax services this year and AARP has already sent computers and other necessary equipment.
As program specialist, Iversen has worked for months to get this beneficial service up and running and is in need of volunteers who would be ready for the next tax season in 2020. It could be a great use of the time and talents of those over 50 who are looking to help others, but any adult is welcome.
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide began in 1968 and now involves 35,000 volunteers and serves over 2.5 million taxpayers.
For more information and to volunteer, call Iversen at 406-433-3701. Also visit aarpfoundation.org/taxaide or call 1-800-OUR-AARP for more information on this and other volunteer opportunities.