Tax help available from AARP

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is providing free tax assistance and preparation for Maui County taxpayers with low-to-moderate incomes at four locations on Maui and two on Molokai.

Now in its 45th year, Tax-Aide is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, with special attention to people 60 and older. People do not have to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this free service.

“Tax-Aide volunteers provide a tremendous boost to both individuals and our local economy by helping low- and moderate-income residents with their taxes,” said AARP Hawaii State President Gerry Silva. “For example, they help many low-income workers who might otherwise fail to file for earned income tax credits because they don’t know the credits exist or that they qualify for them.”

Last year in Hawaii, AARP volunteers helped more than 16,000 residents file their federal and state returns, generating more than $5.8 million in total refunds, according to a news release.

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers are trained and IRS-certified each year to ensure that they understand the latest changes and additions to the tax code.

For more information or to locate an AARP Foundation Tax-Aide site, visit or call toll-free (888) 227-7669 for assistance.