AARP Foundation is recruiting Mainers to join its Tax-Aide volunteer team for the 2024 tax season.

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is the nation’s largest free, volunteer-based tax assistance and preparation program, with a focus on taxpayers over age 50, particularly those with a low to moderate income.

Nationwide, more than 26,000 volunteers served more than 1.5 million taxpayers during the 2023 tax season. In Maine, over 200 Tax-Aide volunteers helped more than 13,000 taxpayers to receive over $9 million dollars in federal and state tax refunds.

Tax-Aide counselors are trained and IRS-certified every year so that they understand the latest changes to the U.S. and Maine tax codes, in order to ensure that taxpayers will receive the refunds and tax credits for which they are eligible.

More volunteers are needed throughout Maine to prepare tax returns for older, and lower- and middle-income Maine residents.

Volunteers may serve in a variety of roles, including tax preparers, greeters at tax sites, appointment schedulers and technical support. AARP membership is not required for volunteers or for those receiving tax preparation services.

Volunteers typically are trained in December and January, and actively support tax services from early February through mid-April. Volunteer time commitments and schedules are flexible, and will vary based on the local Tax-Aide site.

Peeople interested in volunteering can find more information and apply at


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