Tax-Aide Volunteers needed

The 2015 income Tax season will soon be here and the Tioga County AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers are starting to prepare. The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program is available free of charge, and provides safe electronic filing for tax returns. Through a cadre of trained volunteers, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide has helped individuals in Tioga County for more than 20 years. In Tioga County they prepare income tax returns at sites in Owego, Waverly, Apalachin, and Newark Valley.

Over the years the Tioga County program has had to scale back because they have lost their volunteers. To continue this valuable service to the residents of Tioga County additional tax consultants are needed. The time commitment is a couple of hours a week from Feb. 1 to April 15 and some time in January for training. Tax prep and training materials and travel reimbursement are provided.

If you are interested you can go to the AARP website at for information about the program and how to Volunteer. If you like to talk to a local volunteer, call (607) 768-9905.