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AARP providing tax help in Perham and beyond

AARP providing free tax preparation in New York Mills, Perham and Wadena beginning in February.

Started in 1968 by four volunteers, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is now the nation's largest free, volunteer-run tax preparation program.

AARP volunteers are trained and IRS-certified each year to ensure their knowledge of revisions to the U.S. tax code. With their help, taxpayers received $1.3 billion refunds. By using AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, these low-to moderate-income taxpayers also avoid preparation fees and pitches for high -interest tax credit or refund loans.

Times and locations for the local free AARP Foundation tax preparation:

New York Mills, Backwood BBQ, 102 E. Centennial 84 Dr, Tuesdays, noon-4 p.m. Feb 6- April 17.; Perham, New Creations Lutheran Church, 295 Coney St. W, Wednedsays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Feb. 7- April 11; Wadena, Wadena Senior Citizens Center, 220 S. Jefferson St., Thursdays, noon-4 p.m., Feb. 1-April 12.

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