NeighborWorks Waco offers free office space to AARP’s Tax-Aide, a free income tax preparation service. Tax season this year was particularly hectic, with challenges from COVID, the economy, and changing tax guidelines. However, the AARP Tax-Aide program was very successful in their efforts to assist the community.

Across all four of AARP’s free Tax-Aide sites in the area—of which NeighborWorks Waco is one—they were able to prepare income tax returns for 1008 tax payers. To accomplish this remarkable feat, 14 volunteers committed more than 1550+ hours combined over the course of 69 days. These efforts resulted in $1,192,455 refunded to taxpayers in our area! The average adjusted gross income of taxpayers using this program was $31,612 (~50% of area median income for a family of 4), and the average client was over aged 60.

NeighborWorks Waco is always proud to partner with amazing programs like AARP Tax-Aide to assist our community and we love being a small part of the large economic impact of these dollars returning to our local economy. The AARP Tax-Aide team is excellent, and we are pleased to provide a home for their work.