The AARP Tax-Aide program provides free federal and state income tax preparation and electronic filing to low- and moderate-income individuals. Provisions of the Affordable Care Act (health insurance coverage) will be addressed as well as the Maine Property Tax Fairness Credit. Taxpayers of any age can use this service with special attention given to those 60 and older. Returns are prepared by IRS certified volunteers. The program is funded by the IRS and the AARP Foundation, a tax-exempt charitable organization.

Assistance is available by appointment at the following sites from Feb. 1 to April 15.

AUGUSTA: Buker Community Center, 22 Armory St.: 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Mondays and Fridays. Call 582-3053 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. only to make an appointment.

HALLOWELL: Spectrum Generations, Cohen Community Center, 22 Town Farm Road: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Call 626-7777 to make an appointment.

MADISON: Crossroads Bible Church, 705 White Schoolhouse Road: 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays. Call 643-2559 to make an appointment.

MOUNT VERNON: Dr. Shaw Memorial Library, 344 Pond Road: 10:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Saturdays, Feb. 13 and 27 and March 12 and 26. Call 293-2565 to make an appointment.

WATERVILLE: Spectrum Generations, Muskie Community Center, 38 Gold St: 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Mondays and Fridays. Call 873-4745 to make an appointment.

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