May 30, 2014

Tax-aid Volunteers Made A Difference

Volunteers in the RSVP/AARP Tax-Aide Program were recently honored for their dedicated service. Attending the ceremony were (from left): Molly Callaway and Kathleen Meaney Stobie of the County's Volunteer Center, volunteers Harry Weil, Sonia Leon Reig, State Coordinator John Lawrence, County Executive Ike Leggett, volunteers Bob Stearns, District Coordinator Dick Getzinger, Lynn Kinch, Anne Gavin, and Bob Bridgeman.  

The returns are in…and it was a successful season for the County’s dedicated tax-aid volunteers.

Check out these numbers: 130 volunteers worked more than 16,000 volunteer hours at 30 locations throughout the County, completing and filing 4,500 tax returns, resulting in $4,281,076 in total refunds.

Despite the repeated snow storms this season resulting in multiple cancellations, volunteers prepared more tax returns than last year. And, the volunteers rose to the occasion to add more hours and days later in the season to accommodate the demand, in partnership with MCPL and the UpCounty Regional Services Center. Another note, 60 percent of returns were for seniors age 60+.