Free Tax Preparation in Montgomery County, MD

AmeriCorps Seniors /AARP Foundation Montgomery County Tax-Aide

The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program is the nation's largest free, volunteer-run tax preparation service. Volunteers in this program prepare taxes for low and moderate income taxpayers, with special attention to seniors. The national program helps over 2.6 million taxpayers every year, with over 27,000 volunteers at over 3,600 sites. Each year the Montgomery County Tax-Aide team prepares nearly 4,000 federal and state (Maryland) returns.

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How We Can Help You

What we can and cannot do

Our counselors are trained in many aspects of tax law, but there are a few situations we cannot handle. Check this link to verify that we can help you.  . Please note that we file all tax returns electronically, unless there is an IRS-requirement or MD Comptroller legal requirement to file a paper return.

Our tax preparation site locations

We have 15 county sites that are open to the general public and 3 that are limited to the residents of those communities.  To see what is near you check this link.

What you need to bring to the appointment

As you know, we need some identity documents -- and lots of other information to complete your returns. See a complete checklist of what you need to bring by clicking this link.

Keep us all safe

If you are not feeling well on the day of your appointment, please contact us to reschedule your appointment.  While masks are not required, they are encouraged.

How to make an appointment

The AmeriCorps Seniors /AARP Tax-Aide program prepares taxes at 15 different locations across Montgomery County.  To respect your time we work by appointment only.  Click this link to find out how to make an appointment. 

Tax Changes for 2023 that may affect your tax return

There have been some changes in Federal and Maryland tax laws in 2023 that may have an affect on your return.  Click this link to see some of these changes

Other tax help resources 

 We strongly encourage our clients to schedule their appointments early to avoid the disappointment of not finding an available appointment.  Click this link for a list of other local Free tax resources should you not find an available slot with the Montgomery County Tax-Aide program.