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AARP Offers Free Tax Help for Some Mid-Missourians

Posted: Mar 29, 2013 12:18 PM by Kellie Stanfield
Updated: Mar 29, 2013 12:51 PM

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COLUMBIA - Volunteers are busy helping mid-Missourians file their federal and state taxes for free.

AARP volunteers are helping mid- Missourians with income tax and Missouri Property Tax Credits. The program serves people with low and middle incomes, and people over 60.

Dave Berg volunteers at the Columbia Public Library location. He has volunteered for the AARP tax-aide program for nine years. Berg says he's helped more people this year than ever before.

"We help about 40 or 50 people everyday. When one of the volunteers I know first started volunteering, he helped four people per day, and filled out everything by hand. Now we use computers."

People seeking help with their taxes must bring:

  • Government issued identification
  • Last year's tax return
  • Social Security cards
  • Bank account number and routing number

The deadline to file your taxes is April 15 and volunteers will be available up until that day. For a list of locations, visit www.aarp.org

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