AARP Tax-Aide program available in central Maine (2023)

The AARP Tax-Aide program provides free federal and state income tax preparation and electronic filing to low-and moderate-income individuals. Returns are prepared by IRS-certified volunteers. The program is funded by the AARP Foundation, a tax-exempt charitable organization, and the IRS.

Counselors will help individuals navigate the 2023 federal and Maine income tax returns. You do not need to be an AARP member to use this service. Assistance is available by appointment only at the following sites from January 30th to April 15th.

If you were told that you didn’t have to file a tax return, and as a result you didn’t; you may be LEAVING MONEY ON THE TABLE. The majority of low income Mainers qualify for $130 (or more) of Property Tax Fairness Credit (PTFC) and/or Sales Tax Fairness Credit (STFC) from the State of Maine. However, in order to get the credits, they MUST FILE a MAINE TAX RETURN! AARP Foundation Tax-Aide will file your tax return for FREE.

Please remember that our appointment makers are all volunteers and respect them and their time when calling for an appointment. Let them enjoy the holidays and don’t call until after January 1st!

AUGUSTA: Buker Community Center, 22 Armory St.: 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Tuesdays & Thursdays. Call 582-3053 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., ONLY to make an appointment.

HALLOWELL: Cohen Community Center, 22 Town Farm Road: 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Tuesdays & Thursdays. Call 620-1183 Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., to make an appointment.

MADISON: Crossroads Bible Church, 705 White Schoolhouse Road: 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Mondays & Wednesdays. Call 431-4933 Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., ONLY to make an appointment.

FAIRFIELD: Fairfield Community Center, 61 Water St: 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Tuesdays & Thursdays. Call 431-4933 Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., ONLY to make an appointment.


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