Free tax preparation is an important boost for individuals and families in Anchorage working to improve their financial stability. These services are made possible by a collaboration among United Way of Anchorage, the Internal Revenue Service, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), the National Disability Institute, the faith-based community, individual volunteers, nonprofits and government service providers.

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.

Additional Free Tax Preparation Program partners include: Assistance Resources of Alaska; Internal Revenue Service; Volunteer Income Tax Assistance; and MyFreeTaxes.