2017-10-26 / News Briefs

Tax Counselor Training

The AARP Tax Aide Program is offering free tax training leading to IRS certification for volunteers for the 2018 tax season. Ten days of training will run from Nov. 27 to Dec. 14. Classes will be held at the New Tiverton Library, from 1 to 4 p.m. All training will be conducted using laptop computers and online software, so computer expertise is required. Volunteers will master professional tax preparation software and be able to prepare most types of personal tax returns. There are 35 tax preparers in Newport County who volunteer at 10 sites from Jamestown to Tiverton. These sites are located at senior centers and libraries, along with the Dr. Martin Luther King Community Center. Last year, approximately 2,000 tax returns were prepared for retired and low/middle income tax payers. Registration for this class is required. AARP membership is not required. For more information, contact Bob Lobecker at robert.lobecker@verizon.net.

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