Michelle Ray of the Pikes Peak Library District says that the AARP Tax Aide program will again be available in Calhan. The format and the location are changed because of the COVID pandemic. However, the system is still available and there is no charge for the service. You don’t have to be an AARP member and there is no age requirement to get tax help from IRS-certified volunteers. The only restriction is that the return must be for simple personal taxes with no complex additional forms required.
Patrons/clients can call 719-641-1948 to reserve an appointment. They can pick up an intake form at Calhan Library to complete in advance, and then bring their tax documentation to the Library to meet with an AARP Tax-Aide volunteer in the Calhan Library’s meeting room. They will have their documents scanned at their appointment and then they will leave. The volunteer will then prepare the taxes virtually. This will be available at Calhan Library on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., February 17 through April 14.
All COVID-related precautions will be in place (i.e. mask wearing, physical distancing, etc.).
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is the nation’s largest volunteer-run free tax preparation service. Volunteers are trained and IRS-certified every year to ensure they understand the latest changes to the U.S. Tax Code.