Free tax preparation in Anchorage is made possible by a collaboration among United Way of Anchorage, the IRS, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), Wal-Mart Foundation, the National Disability Institute, the faith-based community, individual volunteers, nonprofits and government service providers.
The local Free Tax Preparation Program aims to help Anchorage households increase their income and save for the future.
About United Way of Anchorage: United Way of Anchorage works to advance the common good by creating opportunities for a better life for all by focusing on the three key building blocks for a good life: education, income and health. The goal is to create lasting changes that prevent problems from happening in the first place. United Way invites everyone to be part of the change. GIVE. ADVOCATE. VOLUNTEER. LIVE UNITED.
About AARP Foundation Tax-Aide: AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, an AARP Foundation program, helps low- to moderate-income taxpayers have more discretionary income for everyday essentials, such as food and housing, by assisting with tax services and ensuring they receive applicable tax credits and deductions. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is available free to taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special attention to those 60 and older. Through a cadre of trained volunteers, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide has helped low- to moderate-income individuals for more than 40 years in every state and the District of Columbia. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is offered in cooperation with the IRS.
About the Walmart Foundation: It’s our mission to create opportunities so people can live better. We consider it our responsibility to make a positive impact in the communities we serve. Whether it’s through the grants we provide to the thousands of organizations that share our mission or through the inspiring volunteer efforts of Walmart associates, we are passionate about helping people live better. One community at a time.
In 2013, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation gave $1.3 billion in cash and in-kind contributions around the world, surpassing 2012’s total by more than $244 million. Global in-kind donations accounted for $1 billion, while $316.3 million was given in cash globally.
Additional Free Tax Preparation Program partners include: Assistance Resources of Alaska; Internal Revenue Service; Volunteer Income Tax Assistance; and MyFreeTaxes.