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 plan to help individuals navigate the many changes on the 2021 federal and state income tax returns. One does not need to be an AARP member to use this service. Assistance is available by appointment only at the following sites from Tuesday, Feb. 1, to Tuesday, April 19.

Augusta: Buker Community Center, 22 Armory St.: 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Mondays and Fridays. Call 207-582-3053 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. to make an appointment.

Hallowell: Cohen Community Center, 22 Town Farm Road: 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays. Call 207-377-8840 between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday to make an appointment.

Madison: Crossroads Bible Church, 705 White Schoolhouse Road: 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Mondays. Call 207-431-4933 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday to make an appointment.

Because of COVID-19 it is possible that all tax preparing may be closed down at a moment’s notice. Also, because of social distancing, the staff has been reduced. Appointment makers are all volunteers.