The program, which offers free tax assistance and preparation of personal federal, state and local tax returns, with a special focus on those age 60 and older, will be recruiting volunteers in October and November.
All registered volunteers will be mailed the tax manual in November to prepare for the training class and test held in January.
"Training will cover two components," said Helen Lowenthal, director for DeKalb County district. "Volunteers will learn federal tax laws and how to use the software we use for filing."
Tax preparation will take place from Feb. 1 to April 15, 2008.
Volunteers of all ages and backgrounds can sign up. However, people who have good computer skills and some tax knowledge are needed most to assist with electronic filing.
Along with tax counselors, the program also has volunteer positions for local, technology, communications, and district coordinators and client facilitators, who help seniors fill out necessary paperwork before seeing a tax preparer.
The free services will be offered at the Decatur, Clarkston and Tucker Libraries, Stone Mountain United Methodist Church and the Walker Senior Center.
For more information, go to www.aarp.org/taxaide or call 888-687-2277.