Appointments must be made to participate. Appointments are only made over the phone. The number for appointments is 707-595-0082.
The first day of tax service is Wednesday, Feb. 16 and be held on Mondays and Wednesdays through April 18. The hours will be from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
In order to keep volunteers and customers safe, these rules are currently in place for face-to-face service at the tax site:
• You must be fully vaccinated, including a booster shot, to obtain face-to-face service. Vaccination cards will be checked along with your ID when you check in for your appointment.
• An N95, KN95 or surgical style mask must be worn at all times when you are in the Berger Center.
• Appointments will not be made at the site – call the phone number to get an appointment.
• If you are feeling unwell or were exposed to COVID 19 within 5 days of your appointment, please let us know and we will gladly reschedule your appointment. We are keeping slots available for this purpose.
As we must follow all Sonoma County Health Department and AARP Foundation rules for gathering during COVID-19, we may be forced to move to a same day drop-off service for all tax returns if transmissions rates remain high. Your tax return will be ready the same day, but you will have minimal face-to-face interaction with volunteers, and may need to interact with your tax preparer via phone. We will announce any changes to service in the Oakmont E-Blast.
AARP Tax-Aide is a free service funded by the AARP Foundation for seniors and those in need who may not be able to afford a paid tax preparer or cannot do their own taxes. The counselors and client facilitators are all trained volunteers, many of whom live in Oakmont. If you have a complex tax situation, we may not be able to help as the IRS limits they kind of taxes we can file. Common reasons for having to turn people away include having rental income, complex K-1s, have a pension from another country, recently moved to California from another state where you need to file taxes, or have a business with a net loss or expenses totaling over $35,000.