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Tax Prep 2022: AARP Offers Free Assistance — What Documents Will You Need To Provide?

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The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program gives help each year to assist taxpayers with their form preparations, and has resumed the service with the onset of the 2022 tax season. Tax-Aide sites will begin taking appointments for free tax preparation and e-filing services beginning in early February, AARP said.

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Tax-Aide will offer the same options as last year for tax preparations, including:

Tax-Aide sites might be affected by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but AARP ensures that each site is run in a way that keeps everyone safe, complies with state and local laws, and takes into account the number of available volunteers.

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They list the below as general documents needed for tax filing and recommend bringing them to your meeting:

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 You will also need to provide proof of income and any reason for deductions you wish to claim. This usually comes as a W-2 or 1099 form.

“Tax-Aide is a free service for anyone who needs help completing their tax return and filing it electronically,” said Cindy Gossett, AARP Tax-Aide Washington state coordinator. “Our dedicated and certified volunteers will provide the same high-quality service as in years past, just in a different way to accommodate COVID-19.”

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In order to find your local Tax-Aide site, you can search AARP’s locator page once tax season begins.

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