Got what it takes !
Would you like to join the Kansas Tax-Aide Volunteer Group?  We need additional volunteers to help serve as counselors, facilitators, and coordinators during the tax season - and will provide all of the training and the equipment you will need.

 If you are interested, the following may prove useful:
  • You do not need to be a member of AARP.


  • You do not need to be retired.  However, it has been our experience that it is difficult to hold a job and also become a tax-aide volunteer.


  • It is critical that tax-aide volunteers are computer literate.  All volunteers now are required to prepare tax returns on a laptop computer using tax software supplied by the IRS.  You do not have to be a whiz or an expert, but you do need to have basic computer skills.


  • You do not have to know a great deal about taxes.  It is, of course, helpful if you have perhaps done your own taxes.  But regardless of your experience, we will train you to be proficient in the needed tax law.  Retired CPA's, Tax Attorneys, and professional tax preparers are naturally exceptionally qualified.


  • You do not need to own a laptop.  One will be provided for you.


  • You do need to plan on spending a number of hours at first as you begin your study.  After the first year, this becomes easier and takes less time.  You will spend three to five days attending a local tax school each year.  You must pass an IRS test with 80 percent accuracy.  You should be able to spend at least eight hours or more a week preparing returns.  Sound difficult?  Just remember that over 300 others in Kansas are already doing it.


  • All Tax-Aide volunteers receive no payment.  It is a totally volunteer position.  They are paid mileage and certain other qualified expenses.


  • Who are Tax-Aide Volunteers?  They come from all walks of life.  Some are housewives, some are retired teachers (elementary through university), some are retired from the armed services, some from professional vocations.  Their ages range from generally in the 50's to the 80's with some just a wee bit older.  They all share one thing.  They totally enjoy helping others.


 If you are still interested:


  • Once you have the guide readily available, click the red JOIN OUR TEAM button below. You will be redirected to the national website at aarp.org for the formal registration and application process.


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Tax-Aide would not exist without the ongoing dedication and support of all of our volunteers, our site sponsors, the AARP Foundation, and the Internal Revenue Service. Thank you! A special thank you to the Lewis Humphreys Charitable Trust, Bank of America, trustee - for their generous donation towards the purchase of new technology for the Kansas Tax-Aide program.