2012-05-04 / Letters

Foundation thanks tax help volunteers

To the editor:

With another tax season coming to a close, I would like to thank the almost 300 AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers from Maine who generously donated their time this year.

During the past 12 weeks, our Tax-Aide volunteer team helped well over 20,000 Mainers file their tax returns and answered questions for many others.

In addition to our IRS- certified volunteer tax preparers, our team includes appointment schedulers and client greeters. Working together, they make the entire tax filing process run seamlessly.

The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program is the nation’s largest free volunteer-run tax preparation service.Since 1968, more than 50 million low to middle-income individuals across the country have had their taxes successfully prepared through Tax- Aide.

With our program being jointly sponsored by AARP and the Internal Revenue Service, I would venture to say that our volunteer training program is second to none.

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