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The Rolla Daily News - Rolla, MO
  • Tax preparers needed in Phelps, other counties

  • The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) are looking for volunteers to provide free tax counseling and basic income tax return preparation next filing season in Phelps, Pulaski, Dent, Laclede, Miller, Morgan and Camden counties.
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  • The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) are looking for volunteers to provide free tax counseling and basic income tax return preparation next filing season in Phelps, Pulaski, Dent, Laclede, Miller, Morgan and Camden counties.
    The AARP Tax-Aide program provides free training in January and all the materials needed for volunteers to prepare basic individual income tax returns for low- to moderate-income and disabled taxpayers who can not prepare their own tax returns.
    “Last filing season, AARP Tax-Aide free tax sites in Missouri prepared more than 27,000 federal returns for more than $20 million in federal refunds,” said Lynn Boulware, AARP Missouri state coordinator with the Tax-Aide program.
    “The IRS and its partners are once again looking for volunteers that are interested in taking a little time to learn about taxes and then helping others by preparing federal income tax returns for free,” said IRS spokesman Michael Devine.
    Accounting experience is not required, but volunteers will need basic computer skills to complete the IRS volunteer program e-learning course.
    Once certified, volunteers are asked to give as little as four hours per week between the months of February and April.
    For more information or to volunteer, contact Mary Anne Snyder, AARP-MO, at  573-873-9897 or by email at maryannemouse@yahoo.com.
    More information about the IRS volunteer tax preparation programs is available at www.IRS.gov by searching for the keywords “tax volunteer.”
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