With a new year dawning, a new tax season is just over the horizon.
This year the AARP Tax-Aide program is in desperate need of volunteers who are good with numbers and interested in helping local seniors.
A five-day training class for tax aide volunteers will begin Jan. 22 and run through Jan. 28 in the Owens Valley Career Development Center’s computer lab. All volunteers will be trained and certified by the IRS on the computer program used for income tax filing, and the level of tax law required for preparing and filing tax returns.
The program gives special attention to seniors ages 60 and up, along with mid- to low-income residents.
The AARP tax season runs from Feb. 1 through April 15.
A press release from AARP states that all volunteers will be asked to work a minimum of four hours each week.
“This program has been assisting residents in Inyo County for over 25 years and is a very rewarding way to give back to your community,” the press release states.
For more information on volunteering, or on the tax aide program in general, call Carolyn Poindexter at (760) 873-3286, Pat Farrell at (760) 876-1125 or Sue Stavlo at (760) 934-5674.