While AARP Tax-Aide at Oakmont is winding down (the last day for take in was April 21), free help is still available. The Tax-Aide site at Franklin Park Clubhouse will be open thru May 6 for drop off service for 2020 and 2019 tax help.

The Franklin Park site is open on Tuesday and Thursday. Call 707-536-1518 for more information or to get an appointment. Franklin Park Clubhouse is located near the old Santa Rosa Rural Cemetery at 2095 Franklin Ave in Santa Rosa.

Although our service looked different this year, AARP Tax-Aide at Oakmont was still able to help about 200 taxpayers file their 2019 and 2020 tax returns. We thank everyone for their patience as we worked through the nuances of remote service, the changing tax laws in the middle of the season and the challenges of wind and occasional rain as we worked outdoors! We also want to acknowledge the people who we usually help, but ended up going elsewhere or doing taxes themselves due to lack of appointments. Hopefully, we will be back to full strength and back in person next year!

One last tax tip for 2021 – you will be able to deduct cash charitable contributions up to $300 per person and up to $600 for married couples for those who take standard deductions! So make sure you save those receipts.

Finally, AARP Tax-Aide is always looking for more volunteers. If you are interested in learning more, search “AARP Tax-Aide Volunteer” for more information.

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