AARP offers free tax services for adults over 50

Noel Miller
York Dispatch

The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program is offering free tax services for adults over 50 with middle to low income for the 2023 tax season.

Tax aide volunteers can prepare personal income tax returns, including those with basic self-employment, said Dick Hershey, a York AARP tax aide. However, business returns such as corporate, partnership, limited partnership, farm income or rental income cannot be done through the program.

Last year, nearly 100 volunteers helped file more than 3,800 federal, state and local tax returns for York County taxpayers.

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Hershey has been volunteering in the program for 19 years and said their locations often remain the same but occasionally change.

There are 14 locations in York County this year for those looking for help in filing their income tax returns. Individuals should bring the photo ID and proof of Social Security or ITIN numbers for those on the tax return.

Individuals can make appointments for the program until the end of the 2023 tax season. However, appointments typically fill up around two-thirds of the way through the season.

FILE - A portion of the 1040 U.S. Individual Income Tax Return form is shown July 24, 2018, in New York. Taxpayers will get fatter standard deductions for 2023 and all seven federal income tax bracket levels will be revised upward as the government allows people to shield more of their money from taxation because of persistently high inflation. For couples who file jointly for tax year 2023, the standard deduction increases to $27,700 up $1,800 from tax year 2022, the IRS announced. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Individuals can make appointments online at www.yorkaarptaxaide.com/ or by calling any of the locations listed below:

  • Aldersgate United Methodist Church (York City), 717-771-9042 
  • Delta Senior Center, 717-456-5753 
  • Dover Township Library, 717-292-6814 
  • Hanover Church of the Brethren, 717-633-6353 
  • Living Word Community Church (Red Lion), 717-771-9042 
  • Messiah United Methodist Church (York City), 717-771-9042 
  • Red Land Senior Center (Lewisberry), 717-938-4649    
  • St. Matthew Lutheran Church (York City), 717-771-9042 
  • Shrewsbury Grace United Methodist Church, 717-993-3488 
  • Susquehanna Senior Center (Craley), 717-640-5006 
  • Trinity Lutheran Church (Wrightsville), 717-640-5006 
  • Union Fire Co. (Manchester), 717-771-9042 
  • Windy Hill on the Campus (Spring Grove), 717-640-5006  
  • York Alliance Church, 717-771-9042