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December 11th, 2008
Tax aid volunteers needed!

It’s getting close to tax season and the AARP Tax Aid program is looking for volunteers to help prepare tax returns at the San Marcos Public Library. Last year these dedicated volunteers assisted 1,252 people in preparing their income tax returns! Of those, 1,212 returns were efiled.The AARP Income Tax Aid program has assisted low-income workers and the elderly in San Marcos for over 20 years. This free program is very popular in San Marcos and also provides free e-filing of tax returns.

Volunteers will be asked to work at least four hours each week on Monday afternoons and/or Saturday mornings at the public library during tax preparation season from February 2rd through April 13th. Weekly training sessions are held at the public library during January and prior income tax experience is helpful but not necessary.

If you would like to help provide this much-needed service call Powell Hinson, program coordinator, at 353-5862. Tax aid training starts January 5 so don’t delay!

by Robin Wood
San Marcos Public Library

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