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Free Tax Help Available Across Nevada, through April 15

Free tax help is available across Nevada, now through tax day, April 15. (AARP Foundation)
Free tax help is available across Nevada, now through tax day, April 15. (AARP Foundation)
February 15, 2016

LAS VEGAS – Tax time is coming up and an army of trained volunteers is available to help you file your income tax returns, for free.

The AARP Foundation has sent out hundreds of tax advisers to libraries, senior centers and other locations in cities and small towns around the state.

Hilarie Grey, director of communications for AARP Nevada, says the organization's Tax-Aide program is open to the general public.

"You don't have to be a senior, there aren't income qualifications,” she states. “They don't do business taxes and real sophisticated returns. All of our volunteers, they've been trained by the IRS in the Tax Code."

Tax-Aide is the largest free tax preparation service in the country and has been going strong for 48 years. To find the closest Tax-Aide location and make an appointment, look online at

Grey says in 2015, 300 volunteers helped 20,000 people in the Silver State file their returns.

"Last year, because of the program Nevadans got about $10 million in refunds,” she points out. “And we estimate for every $10 that the program generates in refunds, it also puts $3 back into the local economy."

According to the website, Nevadans filed more than 1.2 million tax returns last year, and got an average refund of almost $3,200.

Suzanne Potter, Public News Service - NV