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AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Still Provides Free Tax Assistance and Preparation Across State

Note to Editors: Local AARP Tax-Aide Coordinators in your community are available to give interviews about where Iowans can go to take advantage of this free service in your area, and to talk about tips for people who still need to file their taxes. To set up an interview, please contact Ann Black at the AARP Iowa State Office,, phone 515.697.1003.

DES MOINES, Iowa --- With less than one month left before federal income taxes are due, it's becoming increasingly difficult to book time with a tax preparer in Iowa.

But, thanks to the AARP Foundation, Iowa taxpayers with low to moderate income can still find free tax assistance and preparation through the AARP Tax-Aide program.

AARP Tax-Aide, in its 46th year, is the nation's largest free tax assistance and preparation service, and provides assistance through this year's filing deadline of April 15. You do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this service.

"People get just as good a deal with their refunds as you will through anybody else," explains AARP Iowa Tax-Aide Coordinator Elmer Neussendorfer. "We have to be trained, we are certified by the IRS every single year. We know the deductions you can take."

In 2012, more than 225 Iowa volunteers, trained in cooperation with the Internal Revenue Service, helped more than 30,000 Iowans file federal and state returns at no cost to them. The Iowa AARP Tax-Aide program operates at 80 locations including senior centers, libraries and other convenient locations throughout the state.

Call the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide toll-free number, 1-888-AARPNOW (1-888-227-7669) or visit our Web site at for information or to locate the AARP Tax-Aide site nearest you. AARP Tax-Aide is a program of the AARP Foundation, offered in conjunction with the IRS.

AARP Foundation is working on behalf of older Americans by being a force for change on the most serious issues they face today: housing, hunger, income and isolation. The Foundation works with local organizations to reach more people, strengthen communities, work more efficiently and make resources go further. AARP Foundation is AARP's affiliated charity. Learn more at

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Ann Black
AARP Iowa Associate State Director for Communications
515-697-1003/515-707-1287 (cell)




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