Letters to the Editor

Letter: Help with taxes

Free tax prep is an important boost for individuals and families in Alaska working to improve their financial stability. Sometimes a higher refund means keeping the heat on or helping with rent for our most vulnerable residents. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is now recruiting for volunteers for the 2020 season.

Becoming a volunteer tax preparer is easier than you think. No prior tax experience is necessary, and all the training materials are provided. Volunteers should enjoy talking to people and feel comfortable asking questions, have basic computer literacy, and be willing to refer to resource materials for tax law. Training starts in December and tax-aide sites are located in several communities around the state.

If you have any questions about becoming a volunteer, please visit the AARP Foundation website to fill out a volunteer application or learn more about the program.

Thank you for making a difference!

— Joan L. Fisher

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteer

Anchorage

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