Free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special attention to those age 50 and older, is available from AARP Tax-Aide from February 1 through April 15.

You do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this service. AARP Tax-Aide volunteers, trained in cooperation with the Internal Revenue Service, will offer help with personal income tax returns, federal and state, for Roanoke area clients at a convenient location in Roanoke.

“I really enjoy volunteering for AARP Tax-Aide. The taxpayer sincerely appreciates this efficient, cost-saving resource,” said Carol Sheahan, District Director. “Tax law is frequently very confusing. AARP Tax-Aide volunteers can make the process of completing and filing tax returns much easier.”

Last year, over 30 AARP Tax-Aide volunteers helped more than 2,100 clients electronically file their federal and state tax returns at the Roanoke Valley site.

The Roanoke phone number for information and appointments is 345-2820, starting January 16.

There are also TaxAide sites in Christiansburg, Galax, and three sites in Franklin County – Rocky Mount, Westlake, and Boones Mill. Phone numbers for the other sites can be located at

AARP Tax-Aide is a program of the AARP Foundation, offered in conjunction with the IRS.