Letters to the Editor

Another successful season of tax help

I would like to thank Chad Solvie, CEO, and the staff at Martha & Mary Health and Rehabilitation for their support of the AARP Tax Aide Program again this year.

Again, they have gone above and beyond in providing both the facility and the support of our program.

The entire staff — including management, the reception crew, the IT support team, the engineering staff and the nursing staff — have all gone out of their way to assist us and make the program possible.

Our crew of 12 tax counselors and two receptionists were able to prepare 548 e-filed returns, 15 paper returns, 18 prior-year returns and 18 amended returns. This means that we prepared a record number of returns (599).

We were able to return to our local economy $655,672 through refunds for the current year returns, saving our community the expense required for either software or professional preparation.

Thanks to the IRS and our IRS supervisor for both financial support and training support coupled with supervision. Special thanks to my crew of 14 volunteers who make it all possible.

Ed Ramey
Local coordinator
AARP Tax Aide Program

 

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