First United Methodist Church in Cheraw will host an AARP Foundation Tax-Aide site beginning in mid-February and continuing into April. Tax-Aide provides tax preparation help to anyone, free of charge, with a special focus on taxpayers who are over 50 and have low to moderate income. AARP membership is not required for assistance.
Tax-Aide volunteers are trained and IRS-certified every year to make sure they understand the latest changes and additions to the tax code.
To ensure everyone's safety during the coronavirus pandemic, the service will be offered by appointment only and in accordance with strict public health protocols. Taxpayers will interact with Tax-Aide volunteers in one or two short meetings in the church parking area to exchange documents, and then meet online or by phone to prepare and file taxes.
Taxpayers who can scan or otherwise provide the necessary documents electronically may interact with Tax-Aide counselors entirely online or by phone, and no in-person meetings will be required.
For more information, including how to schedule an appointment and which documents to bring, visit aarpfoundation.org/taxaide
. The website currently provides general information but will go live for appointments near the end of January. You can also contact the local coordinator, Cheraw resident Van Pate, by sending a note to firstname.lastname@example.org