CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Press Release) – AARP Foundation Tax-Aide provides free tax assistance and preparation, including new low-contact and virtual services for taxpayers concerned about the spread of COVID. This new approach, which requires appointments for all tax-aide services, is available nationwide, including locations in the state of Wyoming.
Tax-Aide is the nation’s largest free, voluntary tax aid program that has helped more than 68 million taxpayers since 1968. It is offered in conjunction with the IRS and AARP membership is not required.
Wyoming tax-aide locations include:
Cheyenne Senior Center – Currently open to modified personal and low-level contacts
Laramie Eppson Senior Center – Currently open to low contact
Wheatland Public Library – Currently open to low contact
Worland Senior Center – Currently open to low contact
Lander Senior Center – Currently open to low contact
Riverton Senior Center – Currently open for low contact
Greybull Public Library – opening in March
Cody Senior Center – Currently open for low contact
Buffalo Senior Center – opening March
Sheridan Senior Center – opening in March.
In Wyoming, public health regulations determine whether tax-aide locations will be open for low-contact, face-to-face appointments or open later in the year.
Tax-Aide is offering various options this year. Access to these services depends on volunteer availability and COVID restrictions in each region. This year, tax aid is available by appointment only to protect Tax Aide clients and volunteers.
Self-preparation: Tax-Aide gives consumers access to software to prepare their own taxes. If necessary, an IRS certified tax aide advisor can coach them through the process over the phone or by sharing computer screens. This service is free to qualified customers with Adjusted Gross Income less than $ 72,000 per year. Further details on qualifications can be found at: https://taxaide.aarpfoundation.org/online-self-filing-software Or click here to contact a tax aide volunteer and see what services are available to you.
Personal: In Tax-Aide’s traditional personal service, taxes are created and filed by IRS-certified tax advisors – with strict physical distancing measures. The number of locations is limited this season and public health precautions may delay the opening or limit the number of dates available.
Low contact: Taxpayers interact with IRS-certified tax-aide volunteers in one or two short face-to-face meetings to exchange documents.
Contact-free: Taxpayers interact online or by telephone with Tax-Aide’s IRS-certified tax advisors and exchange documents electronically and securely.
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