The AARP Tax-Aide program provides free federal and state income tax preparation and electronic filing to low- and moderate-income individuals. Returns are prepared by IRS-certified volunteers. The program is funded by the AARP Foundation, a tax-exempt charitable organization, and the IRS.

Counselors will help individuals navigate the many changes on the 2016 federal and state income tax returns. You do not need to be an AARP member to use this service.

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.

Augusta: Lithgow Library, 45 Winthrop St., 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays, Feb. 11, 25, March 11, 25, and April 8. 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.-1:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays. Call 626-7777 to make an appointment. (Note: Changed from Thursday to Friday).

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

Mt. Vernon: Dr. Shaw Memorial Library, 344 Pond Road, 10:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Saturdays Feb. 18, March 4, 18 and April 1. Call 293-2565 to make an appointment.

Waterville: Spectrum Generations, Muskie Community Center, 38 Gold St., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays and 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays. Call 248-9567 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to make an appointment.

Winslow: Winslow Library, 136 Halifax St., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Fridays. Call 872-1978 to make an appointment.

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