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AARP Foundation Tax-Aide and Hudson Valley CASH Coalition Service Suspended Until Further Notice

As coronavirus (COVID-19) developments change hour by hour, AARP Foundation is doing its part to prioritize the health of taxpayers, our volunteers, and the communities we serve. Accordingly, we have suspended AARP Foundation Tax-Aide services until further notice. We will continue to assess whether we can open again in some or all Tax-Aide sites now that the tax filing deadline for both federal and state has been postponed to July 15, 2020. 

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The Hudson Valley CA$H Coalition (Creating Assets, Savings and Hope) is dedicated to helping families and individuals in the Hudson Valley save money and improve their financial stability. The coalition provides free federal and state tax preparation for taxpayers living in New York counties of Dutchess and Orange. To ensure the quality of the service, tax preparers receive many hours of training and are certified by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service. In 2019, over 7,977 tax returns were prepared and filed in Orange and Dutchess counties. 


  • To get more information about the 40 tax preparation locations in Dutchess, Orange and Putnam counties, call 2-1-1 or 800-899-1479 (daily, 9AM to 7PM).

  • Appointments start the first week in February, but reserve your space now.

  • Tax preparation sites are open from early February through April 15, 2020.

  • Federal and state tax returns for tax year 2019 will be prepared and filed electronically.

  • Get more information (pdf) about free tax preparation service.

  • Get ready for your meeting with a tax counselor. Download and print the readiness checklist to make sure you have all the important documents for your appointment. More info here.

Partner organizations of the Hudson Valley CA$H Coalition include United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region, AARP Tax-Aide, Catholic Charities, the IRS, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Community Action Partnership of Dutchess County, Fidelis Care, Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union, Maplewood, Marist College, Mount Saint Mary College, MVP Healthcare, North East Community Center, Orange County Office for the Aging, Pathstone, Pawling Resource Center, RSVP Senior Volunteer Program United Health Care, United Way Hudson Valley Region 211, United Way of Westchester Putnam and Walden Savings Bank. These organizations work together to assure access to free, reliable tax preparation services, so individuals may claim the credits to which they are entitled (especially the Earned Income Tax Credit) and receive information regarding services that may help them stretch their small incomes.

For more information on joining the Hudson Valley CA$H Coalition contact: 

Dutchess County: 
Linda Eddy - (845) 475-7500 

Orange County: 
Dave Weaving   

Remember, you can get your taxes prepared for FREE!
Appointments from early February through April 15, 2020,
call 2-1-1 now to schedule YOUR tax-preparation appointment!