AARP Tax Aide offering free tax preparation at 10 DeKalb locations

Low to moderate income taxpayers who need help filing their 2018 taxes can get assistance from AARP Foundation Tax Aides.

The volunteer-based tax preparation service offers help to anyone, especially people who are 50 years and older, who can't afford a tax preparation service. 

The Internal Revenue Service has been accepting 2018 returns since Jan. 28., and the free in-person help is available through April 15.

AARP Foundation Tax Aide is the nation’s largest tax assistant and preparation program.  Its 35,000 tax volunteers are IRS-certified every year to ensure that they understand all the changes to the US tax codes. 

Since 1968,  it has helped nearly 50 million low- to moderate-income taxpayers file their returns. Last year  it helped taxpayers claim $213 million in Earned Income Tax Credits.

Tax Aide preparers work out of more than 500 libraries, malls, banks, community and senior centers, including 10 in DeKalb County.

Service is available on a first come, first served basis. Taxpayers should bring photo identification, social security cards, tax documents including W-2s, 1099s, social security payment records and their 2017 tax return.

For more information, visit aarpfoundation.org/taxaide.

Here are the DeKalb County Tax Aide locations:

  • Lou Walker Senior Center, 2538 Panola Road, Stonecrest
  • Stonecrest Library, 3123 Klondike Ro., Stonecrest
  • Clarkston Library, 951 N. Indian Creek Dr. Clarkston
  • Stone Mountain-Sue Kellogg Library, 952 Leon St. Stone Mountain
  • Decatur Recreation Center, 231 Sycamore St., Decatur, GA 30030-3413
  • Toco Hill-Avis G. Williams Library, 1282 McConnell Dr., Decatur
  • East Atlanta Library 400 Flat Shoals Ave, SE, Atlanta
  • Northlake Library, 3772 Lavista Rd., Tucker
  • Chamblee Library, 4115 Clairmont Rd, Chamblee
  • Dunwoody Library, 5339 Chamblee-Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody