According to a news release, the American Association of Retired Persons is looking for volunteers to assist New Mexican citizens with low incomes and elderly citizens in filing their taxes this year.
This is the 50th year that the Tax-Aide service has been offered by the AARP. Approximately 30,000 New Mexican seniors file their taxes with the assistance of AARP each year.
Training for the volunteers will begin in January, and they will begin assisting with tax preparation in February. In addition to asking for volunteers to assist with the preparation of tax returns, they are also looking for volunteers who are willing to organize online appointments, assist taxpayers in gathering their paperwork, and provide assistance with tax site technology. Additionally, the AARP is looking for volunteers who can assist taxpayers and speak a second language.
According to Sandra Mills, a volunteer with AARP Tax-Aide who has worked with the program for 22 years, the program assisted more than 7,000 low-income New Mexicans, regardless of age, in receiving government rebates last year. This is despite the fact that new Mexicans are not required to file their taxes with the federal government. According to what she indicated, there is an additional oil and gas rebate available this year, and residents of New Mexico may be eligible for it.