Hawthorne’s AARP Tax-Aide closed down April 28, 2021 for tax year 2020 completing another successful year, despite having to operate under very severe operating conditions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are looking forward to next year. We hope we will be able to operate with less restraints and serve more Hawthorne residents and surrounding neighbors.
We want to thank the dedicated volunteers who work tirelessly to provide this free service year after year. This year we had eleven volunteer preparers and nine volunteer facilitators. Our preparers filed 619 returns under very difficult circumstances. Even with the pandemic, Hawthorne Tax-Aide saved tax filers about $121,000 for this year alone in tax preparation fees. Over the last eighteen years we have saved tax filers close to $2.2 million in tax filing fees.
We thank all the taxpayers who trust us to prepare their federal returns and file them electronically.
In order to continue our free service, we need new volunteers, both tax preparers and facilitators. If you would like to join this highly motivated volunteer group, please contact our new AARP Hawthorne Tax-Aide Local Coordinator, Peggy Boccuzzi, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Peggy will give you details on the skills needed for each position. You can also sign up at the Hawthorne Information Center, just look for AARP Chapter 1775 Volunteer Opportunities. You don’t need experience in tax law or in preparing taxes. AARP and the IRS will train you for the necessary certification.
Looking forward to serving you in 2022. Our reservation line will open up in early January and we will formally open our doors to prepare and file your federal taxes in early February.