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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

AARP基金會即日起至4月17日免費報稅

AARP基金會即日起至4月17日免費報稅
AARP FOUNDATION TAX-AIDE AVAILABLE
NOW THROUGH APRIL 17

免費稅務協助項目50年來超過5,000萬人受惠
Free tax preparation service celebrates 50 years and 50 million served

華盛頓哥倫比亞特區2018213日訊從即日起至2018年4月17日,AARP基金會將再次通過旗下的“Tax-Aide計劃”提供免費稅務協助及報稅服務。AARP基金會Tax-Aide計劃至今已有50年歷史,是全國最大型的免費稅務協助和報稅服務。此項目成立至今,已經使得超過5,000萬人受惠。

Tax-Aide計劃成立於1968年,當時只有一個報稅站及四名義工。但時至今日,這個項目已經發展到擁有接近35,000名義工,以及5,000個報稅站遍佈全國各個社區的圖書館、商場、銀行、社區中心和老人中心,服務低收入及中低收入納稅人。Tax-Aide計劃不單免費,而且無論是否AARP樂齡會會員都能參加。部份報稅站更提供語言翻譯服務。

“許多人面對報稅問題,難免暈頭轉向。AARP基金會除了提供免費的報稅服務,一些報稅站更有普通話、廣東話、越南語、韓語菲律賓語等的其他語言協助。” 已在AARP基金會Tax-Aide計劃服務超過 10年的義工Rose Chu說: “能夠幫助那些有困難的人們處理複雜的報稅問題,使他們解開愁眉,是我年復一年擔任義工的動力。”



AARP基金會 Tax-Aide義工 Rose Chu為民眾提供免費稅務協助超過 10年。
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteer Rose Chu has been providing free tax help for 10 years.


Tax-Aide計劃的義工俱經過培訓,而且每年獲國稅局認證以確保他們擁有最新的稅務條例知識。在2017年,該計劃協助多達250萬人次處理複雜的稅務問題,確保他們在申報聯邦與州稅時獲得應得的扺稅額和免稅額。納稅人通過Tax-Aide計劃合共獲取了13.7億元所得稅退稅,以及超過2億2200萬元 “工作所得抵稅” (Earned Income Tax Credit ,簡稱EITC)。他們還無須支付報稅費用,以及避免借用高息抵稅額或退稅貸款。

“50年以來,Tax-Aide計劃幫助了數以百萬計低收入及中低收入納稅人免費報稅。 ” AARP樂齡會多元文化領導部門亞太裔受眾副總裁郭為婉(Daphne Kwok)說: “如果你需要瞭解最新的稅務規定,或者需要其他語言幫助,AARP的免費報稅和稅務建議是一個很好的資源。”

如欲尋找AARP基金會Tax-Aide報稅站地點或瞭解其他訊息,例如必須攜帶之報稅文件,請瀏覽網站:aarpfoundation.org/taxaide 或致電1-888-AARPNOW(1-888-227-7669)查詢。Tax-Aide計劃是AARP基金會與國稅局共同執行項目之一。



WASHINGTON, DCFebruary 13, 2018 — Now through April 17, AARP Foundation is providing free tax assistance and preparation through its Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, celebrating its 50th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service. Since its inception, the program has served more than 50 million taxpayers.

Tax-Aide started in 1968 with just four volunteers working at one site. Today, nearly 35,000 volunteers serve low- to moderate-income taxpayers at 5,000 locations in neighborhood libraries, malls, banks, community centers and senior centers nationwide. There’s no fee, and AARP membership is not required. Some locations offer assistance in additional languages.

“People may be confused about how to file their taxes. AARP offers free tax filing and some of the sites have tax counselors who speak Vietnamese, Korean, Mandarin, Cantonese, Tagalog or other languages," said Rose Chu who has served as a volunteer tax counselor with AARP Foundation Tax-Aide for 10 years. “The knowledge that I've aided those who would have otherwise had a difficult time is why I continue to volunteer year after year.”

Tax-Aide volunteers are trained and IRS-certified each year to ensure they know about and understand the latest changes to the U.S. Tax Code. In 2017, the program’s volunteers helped 2.5 million people navigate complicated tax codes, ensure proper credits and deductions, and file their federal and state tax returns. Taxpayers who used Tax-Aide received $1.37 billion in income tax refunds and more than $222 million in Earned Income Tax Credits (EITCs). They also avoided tax preparation fees and pitches for high-interest tax credit or refund loans.

“Tax-Aide has helped millions of low- and moderate-income taxpayers for 50 years,” said Daphne Kwok, AARP Vice President of Multicultural Leadership, Asian American and Pacific Islander Audience Strategy. “If you need assistance figuring out the new tax rules or if you need help in another language, take advantage of free preparation and advice from AARP.”

To find an AARP Foundation Tax-Aide site or more information, including which documents to bring to the tax site, visit aarpfoundation.org/taxaide or call 1-888-AARPNOW (1-888-227-7669). AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is offered in conjunction with the IRS.