AARP Foundation is providing tax assistance and preparation to Harney County and Grant County residents

By on Tuesday, January 24th, 2023 in Eastern/Southeast Oregon News More Top Stories

Harney/Grant County-Beginning February 2 and continuing through April 13, 2023. AARP Foundation is providing tax assistance and preparation on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s through its Tax-Aide program here in Burns, and it’s free. The program has been ongoing in Harney County for over 30 years. The Foundation Tax-Aide program is the nation’s largest volunteer-based free tax preparation service. The volunteers are locally trained and IRS certified individuals who understand the largest changes to the U.S. Tax Code.

The Tax site is located in the basement conference room in the County Courthouse, located at 450 N Buena Vista Avenue in Burns. the tax preparation process will entail in-person service. The tax payer will been to be present throughout the entire preparation of the tax return.

Packets will be available at the courthouse on Wednesday January 25, 2023. The packet instructions describe how to make an appointment and what forms and documents the tax payer needs to bring at the time of their appointment. Also, bring photo ID and social security cards for all individuals listed on the tax return.

The program is open to taxpayers of all ages and income. Membership in AARP is not required. The only thing that might not allow them to complete your tax return is the complexity and type of income.

If you have any questions concerning the Harney County AARP Foundation tax program please contact Mike Green at 541-573-3654