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AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Free Tax Assistance

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, the nation’s largest volunteer-run, free tax preparation and assistance service, is offering individualized, no strings attached, free tax assistance right here in Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Wells and Whitley counties. We offer free tax help to those 50 and older and to low-to moderate-income taxpayers in preparing and filing their 2016 federal and Indiana state tax returns. Our volunteers are trained and IRS-certified in U.S. tax code including tax provisions of the Affordable Care Act and its reporting requirements for the 2016 tax year.

Taxpayers may visit any of the following sites to take advantage of this free tax assistance service:

* Adams County Library, Decatur

* Allen County Main Library and Library branches, Fort Wayne

* Concordia Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne

* Fort Wayne Community Center

* St Joseph Township Community Hall

* DeKalb Council on Aging, Auburn

* Wells County Council on Aging, Bluffton

* Wells County Library, Bluffton

* Whitley County Council on Aging, Columbia City

To locate a site and its operating hours, a taxpayer should visit, call our toll-free number 1-888-227-7669 or call 211.

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide has grown tremendously since its inaugural team of just four volunteers in 1968. In 2016, 35,000 compassionate volunteers at over 5,000 sites provided 2.6 million people with free tax help. Taxpayers who used AARP Foundation Tax-Aide received $1.3 billion in income tax refunds and more than $257 million in Earned Income Tax Credits (EITCs). Last year, more than 50 local Tax-Aide volunteers helped over 5,400 taxpayers file their federal and Indiana state tax returns.

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is offered in conjunction with the IRS.