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CONCORD — Trained volunteer tax specialists are available to help area seniors obtain tax deductions and credits, at no cost. The AARP Tax-Aide Program is open 8:15 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays through April 14 at the Concord Senior Center, 331 Corban Ave SE.
The free tax assistance is available by appointment. Sessions typically last around an hour, but session length may vary.
Longtime volunteer Elvira McLachlan has participated in the AARP Tax Aid program at the Concord Senior Center for five years.
“This is a great resource to the community,” said McLachlan. “Personally, I feel very comfortable letting them do my taxes. I know they are well prepared, organized and trustworthy.”
As a volunteer facilitator, Elvira greets guests, gets them signed in and organizes the paperwork for the tax specialists.
“One of the greatest aspects of the program is that it’s free,” said McLachlan. “I have people come in and ask me over and over again about the cost. I love seeing their faces when it finally sinks in that this won’t cost them anything.”
Since 1968, the AARP Tax-Aide Program has provided free tax preparation to communities across the nation. It is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service in the United States, giving special attention to people over age 60. This volunteer-based program has helped nearly 50 million taxpayers over 40 years in every state.
When older adults come for assistance, they must bring their 2012 tax return, a government-issued ID, social security cards for everyone on their return, appropriate receipts and a voided check or deposit slip for those expecting a return.
For more information or to make an appointment with a tax specialist at the Cabarrus County Senior Center, call 704-920-3484.

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