AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, the nation’s largest free, volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service, is seeking volunteers across the state to help Texas taxpayers who are seeking assistance preparing and filing their 2012 tax returns.

Volunteers do not need to be an AARP member or retiree to participate. Tax-Aide is particularly in need of volunteers who are bilingual in English and Spanish to support the increasing number of Spanish-speaking taxpayers seeking assistance.

After receiving free training, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers help taxpayers of all ages, learning new skills while giving back to their communities.

“In 2012, Texans who took advantage of the free tax service provided by the AARP Tax-Aide program received more than $35 million in common tax credits. These, along with other deductions, resulted in just around $100 million in refunds, most of which finds its way back into the local Texas economies,” said Texas Western Regional Coordinator Ron Craig.

Last year, more than 1,700 Tax-Aide volunteers in 300 sites helped over 157,000 taxpayers across the state. They join over 35,000 Tax-Aide volunteers across the country, helping millions of taxpayers each year.

For more information on how you can join the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide team, visit our Web site at

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is offered in conjunction with the IRS.

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