AARP offers tax help at Albert L. Scott Library

ALABASTER- The American Association of Retired Persons is hosting their Tax Aide program at the Albert L. Scott Library from the beginning of February through early April. Through the program, anyone over 50 years old will have the opportunity to receive assistance on filing their taxes.

“Retirement or other life changes may mean that seniors’ taxes are a little more complicated,” said Public Services Librarian Carol Smith. “The AARP Tax Aide program is one of my favorite programs the library offers, because I think it is one that truly helps people in a very evident way.”

Smith said help is available by hourly appointments, and meetings typically take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Senior adults will receive help from IRS-certified volunteers.

According to Library Director Nan Abbott, AARP has been hosting their Tax Aide program at Albert L. Scott for the past 25 years.

“I know they had the program for many years before I started working here,” Smith said.

The program is completely free, and no sales pitches will be made for other services. No AARP membership is required.

While meeting times typically fill up quickly, several spots are currently still open. To register or find out more about the Tax Aide program at the Albert L. Scott Library, call 664-6822.