How Do I Use AARP's Free Tax-Preparation Services?

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It's no secret that prepping your taxes can get a little complicated, and being retired can make the situation doubly confusing when it comes to what you owe and how you file. But there are bright sides to the situation, too: The IRS offers special tax breaks for people over a certain age — such as a higher standard deduction for filers over 65 — and you don’t want to miss out on these helpful provisions. It can take a lot of time and research to figure it all out on your own, though, which is why having a knowledgeable professional to guide you in preparing your taxes can be so valuable.

Even if you're not a senior, getting free help doing your taxes simplifies the process. That's what makes AARP's free tax-prep services particularly helpful — they're open to everyone, regardless of age. Find out what's involved with these services and how they can help you.