Free Tax Preparation Services for Seniors and Low to Moderate Income Taxpayers
Catholic Charities Hawai‘i (CCH) is teaming up again this year with two prominent non-profit organizations, AARP and Goodwill Hawaii, to provide tax assistance for Hawai‘i seniors and other community members.
Hawai‘i seniors and other community members who need expert assistance with preparing their 2019 tax returns by the April 15 federal tax deadline have three Catholic Charities Hawai‘i (CCH) locations available to them, thanks to AARP Foundation Tax-Aide.
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, will provide free tax assistance and preparation to Hawai‘i taxpayers with low to moderate incomes, with special attention to people 60 and older. You are not required to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this free service.
Walk-in appointments are available at CCH’s Clarence T.C. Ching Campus on Oahu at 1822 Keeaumoku St. on Saturdays only, starting February 15 through April 11 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (The Makiki location will be closed on Saturday, March 14.)
Tax service appointments at CCH’s Lanakila Multi-Purpose Senior Center in Kalihi are already booked for this year. For more information about the AARP tax service and other locations statewide, go to www.AARP.org/taxaide or call 888-227-7669.
Through its community tax assistance program, Goodwill is also providing free tax service to many CCH clients who reside in several affordable housing facilities on Oahu that are either operated by CCH, or where CCH services are provided.
Those making an annual income of $56,000 or less are eligible for Goodwill’s free tax filing service. For more information on their tax service, go to their website at www.higoodwill.org.