Fairbanks AARP is changing it’s tax aide procedures to limit spread of Covid

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Published: Jan. 22, 2021 at 6:00 PM AKST
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) -Come tax season the AARP offers a tax-aide program for seniors over 50 to assist in the process of filing their tax returns. Normally this service is available in Fairbanks with options for walk-in meetings and scheduled appointments at Noel Wien Library and the Fairbanks Senior Center. However, this year things are different due to COVID-19.

The AARP will not be offering walk-in meetings for their tax-aide program at the usual locations, instead allowing appointments only at the JP Jones Community Center. According to AARP Fairbanks District Coordinator Tammy Miller, after making an appointment clients will briefly meet with a tax councilor at the Community Center. Here, their tax documents will be scanned so that the remaining bulk of the tax aide process can take place online to facilitate social distancing.

“This program is the nations largest volunteer run tax prep and assistance service across the nation. Our intent is to try and reach as many of our seniors and our moderate to low income tax payers as we can. To help them get all the deductions and credits they are eligible for because sometimes there are things you are eligible for but didn’t know it,” said Miller.

To make an appointment with the AARP for tax aide, visit their site here after February 9th, 2021.

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