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Library and AARP seek tax preparation volunteers


Volunteers assisting with tax returns at the San Marcos Public Library. Front, left to right: Powell Hinson, Judy Telford, Jeannie Lewis. Back, left to right:Dale Marquis, Helen Mott, Bob Kasenchak.


The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Tax Aid program is looking for volunteers to help prepare tax returns at the San Marcos Public Library, 625 East Hopkins Street.

The program has assisted low-income workers and senior citzens in San Marcos for more than 20 years. The program is free and has been very popular.

In 2009, the AARP volunteers helped 1,218 people in preparing their income tax returns. Of those, 1.082 were computer e-filed.

Volunteers will be asked to work at least four hours each week on Monday afternoons and/or Saturday mornings at the public library throughout tax preparation season from Feb. 5-April 11, 2011.

Previous experience working with tax forms is helpful but not necessary as intensive training will be provided.

Tax aid training starts on Jan. 4. Those wishing to help provide this service are asked to call program coordinator Powell Hinson at (512) 353-5862.