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Hampton VA Medical Center

 

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Serving Hampton Veterans

Veterans and volunteers work together at Hampton VAMC to complete their taxes.
By Brittney Alston
Friday, March 23, 2012

The AARP Foundation has proudly served Veterans at the Hampton VA Medical Center (VAMC) since 2005, and a team of volunteers is continuing that tradition this tax season.

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is one of the nation’s largest, volunteer-run tax assistance and preparation services. The service is available free to taxpayers with low or moderate income, with AARP paying special attention to those ages 60 and older.  AARP Foundation volunteers help millions of seniors meet life’s everyday needs and remain independent.

“It's very rewarding to help Veterans,” said Darlene Mays-Tittman,  one of this year's AARP volunteers.  Tittman is also a VA volunteer with over 13,000 service hours. “I have so many memories with the VA, I feel like it’s my duty to help.”

AARP volunteers are trained for two years to assist Veterans with the filing of their federal, state and local income tax. There are more than 35,000 trained and IRS-certified volunteer counselors available at nearly 6,100 sites across the country. Assistance is available at the VAMC from February 13 through April 16.

This service at the Hampton VAMC is exclusively offered to Veterans.  The AARP tax service is beneficial and easy. Volunteers help Veterans complete a two-process tax form that is filled out and electronically sent to the IRS.

"A lot of Veterans have been asking for help," Tittman added, as she prepared the sign-in schedule. "We hope to offer more help in the future."

To learn more about this service call the Voluntary Service Office at (757) 722-9961, extension 3124.

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