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The AARP TAXAIDE team is planning to open for the season on March 1. That assumes that the COVID19 infection rate declines, the town allows people into our facility, and volunteers are willing to come out. We will reassess the situation in early February. Therefore, we will not make appointments before February 15. The process will be very different this year. The process begins by calling the Center after February 15. We will take your contact information and make an appointment for your Intake Interview. You will need to collect all your papers and if doing itemized deductions or filing a Circuit Breaker, you need to summarize all your data. Your Intake Interview will be on the phone or via Google Meet. You will need to agree to have your documents scanned to a cloud account. After your interview, you will be given an appointment to come to the center to have your documents scanned. The scanned documents will be sent to a counselor to complete your return. When your return is finished, you will be scheduled for a time to come to the center to receive a copy of the return and sign a release to efile the return. Your return will be efiled and all documents deleted from the cloud account.
There is no guarantee we will open on March 1, several things need to fall in place for that to happen. We will know more in mid-February. If the timing or process makes you nervous, the only alternative is to engage a paid preparer to do your taxes.