History of the AARP Tax-Aide Program
Since 1968 when four volunteers prepared 100 income tax returns, the AARP Tax-Aide program has grown steadily and is now AARP's largest volunteer Program. Each year, more than 33,500 volunteers help prepare approximately two and a half million federal, state, and local returns. They are supervised by approximately 4,000 volunteer coordinators. The volunteers operate in more than 6,000 tax preparation sites. The program has been honored with the US President's Citation Award for Private Sector Initiatives. In 1996 the federal funds for and the administration of the AARP Tax-Aide program were transferred to the AARP Foundation in accordance with the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995.
The Program Today
AARP Tax-Aide is successful because of the many volunteers who give freely of their time and expertise. There are a variety of volunteer opportunities within the AARP Tax-Aide program, and more volunteers are needed to expand this valuable program.
See the “Training” tab for a complete listing of the various volunteer roles in Tax-Aide. Each position utilizes different skills, but all are challenging, rewarding, and essential to the AARP Tax-Aide program's success.
How to Volunteer
Persons interested in becoming a Tax-Aide volunteer should call the Local Louisville AARP Tax-Aide office at (502) 394-3443, leaving your name and phone number. A response will come within a week; or contact us via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Program support is provided by the Cincinnati and Indianapolis districts of the IRS through local offices and staff in Lexington and Louisville, KY and Indianapolis IN. Additional support comes through the Indiana and Kentucky Departments of Revenue, Indiana AARP and the Kentucky AARP office in Louisville.
Administered through the AARP Foundation in Cooperation with the IRS