The Arizona AARP Foundation Tax-Aide season for Tax Year 2020 has concluded. Our volunteers are proud to have served so many taxpayers during this season. We all worked through many challenges as we set up sites to serve our taxpayers.
While we were not able to assist taxpayers in all of our 78 traditional locations across Arizona, we were able to set up 52 sites. Some of these sites were entirely outdoors and many were set up in new locations. Most sites did not allow taxpayers to enter any buildings and all sites required appointments. We appreciate the flexibility shown by taxpayers who were able to visit our sites this year.
As the pandemic in Arizona starts to subside, our volunteers are anticipating a return to more normal site operations. While it is still too early to communicate any definitive plans for next year, we all remain hopeful that we will be able to reach many more taxpayers during the next season.
Some of you may have questions regarding your tax return or you may get a notice from the IRS or Arizona Department of Revenue. If you do have a question, we are still available to assist you. Arizona AARP Tax-Aide maintains a year-round location in the Gateway Mall in Prescott. We also invite you to use the “Contact Us” tab found at the top of our website.
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide continues to place the highest priority on the health and safety of both our volunteers and our taxpayers. We will continue that priority in future tax seasons.
The Prescott Gateway Mall Tax-Aide sites will be open during the post-season with reduced days and hours. An appointment is required. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (928) 277-1560.
If you were not able to file and expect that you are due a refund, then there is no penalty to filing after the May 17th filing date. We could even file your 2020 tax return in 2022.
If you have not filed and expect to owe taxes, we recommend you file as soon as possible and pay as much of your expected tax bill as you can to reduce penalties and interest charges.
More information is available on the AARP Foundation website at: https://www.aarp.org/money/taxes/aarp_taxaide/
We all wish you will remain healthy, and we look forward to assisting you next year.
Arizona State Coordinator