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星期四, 2月 09, 2017

AARP基金會提供免費報稅及稅務協助

AARP FOUNDATION TAX-AIDE WILL PROVIDE
FREE TAX ASSISTANCE AND PREPARATION
THROUGH APRIL 18th
即日起至2017年4月18日 AARP基金會提供免費報稅及稅務協助


To find a Tax-Aide location near you offering assistance in other languages,
visit www.aarp.org/findtaxhelp or call 1-888-AARPNOW

通過以下方式找到您附近有提供其他語言協助的Tax-Aide報稅站,
網站:www.aarp.org/findtaxhelp  電話:1-888-AARPNOW 
Tax-Aide volunteer Elaine Tran speaks three Asian languages—Vietnamese, Mandarin and Cantonese—in addition to English. Read more about how Tax-Aide volunteers strive to meet language needs. 
Tax-Aide義工Elaine Tran除了英文之外,更通曉普通話、粵語及越南語三種亞洲語言。了解Tax-Aide義工如何努力滿足民眾的語言服務需求。 Photo by Beck Diefenbac.


WASHINGTON, February 9, 2017 Beginning today through April 18, AARP Foundation is providing free tax assistance and preparation through its Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in its 49th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, offering free tax preparation help to anyone, especially those who are 50 and older, who cannot afford a tax preparation service.

Some locations offer assistance in additional languages, including Chinese, Tagalog, Korean, Japanese and Vietnamese. For more information or to locate an AARP Foundation Tax-Aide site, visit aarp.org/findtaxhelp or call 1-888-AARPNOW (1-888-227-7669). An appointment may be required. 

“Our bilingual volunteers generously give their time to help taxpayers who don’t speak English or speak English as a second language prepare their returns,” said Daphne Kwok, AARP Vice President of Multicultural Leadership, Asian American and Pacific Islander Audience Strategy. “We need more bilingual volunteers so if you can help translate, please join our Tax-Aide volunteer team so that we can expand our services to Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.”

Tax-Aide, which is offered free of charge, is available to AARP members and non-members and includes more than 5,000 locations in neighborhood libraries, malls, banks, community centers and senior centers nationwide. Since 1968, Tax-Aide has helped nearly 50 million low- to moderate-income taxpayers.

In 2016, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers helped 2.7 million people navigate complicated tax codes, ensure proper credits and deductions and file their federal and state tax returns. Taxpayers who used AARP Foundation Tax-Aide received $1.41 billion in income tax refunds and more than $240 million in Earned Income Tax Credits (EITCs). AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is offered in conjunction with the IRS.  

【華盛頓哥倫比亞特區2017年2月9日訊】即日起至2017年4月18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49年歷史,是全國最大型的免費稅務協助和報稅服務。此項目面向所有民眾,尤其是50及以上並且無力支付報稅開支的人士最能受惠。

部份報稅站提供包括中文、菲律賓文、韓文日文及越南文在內的其他語言協助。如欲了解詳情及尋找AARP基金會Tax-Aide報稅站地點,請瀏覽網站 www.aarp.org/ findtaxhelp 或致電1-888-AARPNOW(1-888-227-7669)查詢。報稅服務或需預約。
“我們的雙語義工無私奉獻他們的寶貴時間,來幫助不會說英語或英語作為第二語言的人們報稅。”AARP多元文化引領亞太裔受眾副總裁Daphne Kwok(郭為婉)說,“我們還需要更多雙語義工,如果您能夠幫助翻譯便請加入Tax-Aide計劃行列,讓我們深入亞太裔社區提供協助。”

Tax-Aide計劃不單免費,而且無論是AARP會員或者非會員都能參加。此項目有超過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。自1968年以來,Tax-Aide計劃已經幫助接近5,000萬低收入及中低收入納稅人免費報稅。
單在2016年,AARP基金會Tax-Aide計劃的義工們便幫助多達270萬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AARP基金會Tax-Aide計劃合共獲取了14.1億元所得稅退稅,以及超過2億4000萬元“工作所得抵稅”(Earned Income Tax Credit ,簡稱EITC)。