Naperville Park District is offering free tax filing assistance to seniors provided by trained AARP Tax Aides; however, the process is modified to minimize contact. In past years, each participant met in person with a volunteer for 45 minutes. This year, the volunteers will prepare documents remotely. Participants will submit a request for a tax packet via email and then register for the waitlist, code 56201. There will be two brief (ten-minute) visits to the Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center: the first for scanning documents and the second for review and signatures.
“This modified method of preparing returns this year is necessary due to COVID-19,” explained Program Manager Lorraine Ouellette. “Most AARP Tax-Aide volunteers are seniors themselves and are concerned for their safety as well as the safety of the taxpayers.”
Details and instructions for requesting tax filing assistance can be found at www.napervilleparks.org/taxassistance. Interested seniors may begin requesting assistance now. The time between the initial request and the appointments will depend on the number and timing of requests received.
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