Free Tax Preparation, Information, Volunteer Opportunities

Hudson Valley CASH Coalition and AARP Foundation Tax-Aide programs of Putnam, Dutchess and Orange Counties are evaluating the current COVID-19 spread and restrictions, we will be determining the feasibility of program delivery for the upcoming tax preparation season. The safety and security of both the volunteers as well as our community continues to be a priority.  We expect to announce operational plans by late-January.   

About the Hudson Valley CA$H Coalition

Hudson Valley CA$H is a coalition of community partners representing libraries, human service agencies, local government, businesses, faith-based organizations, and volunteers. Together with the IRS and AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, we are dedicated to promoting financial stability for individuals in Putnam, Orange and Dutchess Counties. 

The primary mission of the CA$H Coalition is to provide free, reliable tax preparation assistance to low to moderate income residents so they can receive all the credits they are entitled to and keep every penny of their tax refund.  Many depend on their refund to keep up with their rent, make a necessary car repair or pay down their credit card. For many of our neighbors their tax refund might be the biggest check they receive all year. Click here to read more.

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Give Back and Volunteer

As a volunteer you join over 220 of your neighbors who are making a tangible impact. By providing free income tax assistance you can save families an average of $300 in tax preparation fees and ensure they receive their entire refund plus valuable tax credits. 

With the support of IRS & AARP Foundation Tax-Aide you will receive 40 hours of training and be prepared to receive an IRS certification.  Training on tax law and tax preparation software will take place virtually preparing you to make a difference with either remote or on-site volunteer opportunities. 

Our tax preparation volunteers are not tax professionals, most have completed their own or family member’s basic tax returns.  Some are students, retirees, professionals in many walks of life that enjoy working with numbers, meeting new people and can commit to four hours a week during the tax season, February through April. Volunteers appreciate the flexible hours with day, evening, and weekend opportunities.  

On-line training for Dutchess and Putnam volunteers takes place in December and Orange County in January.  Mentors will be your guide as you join this team of dedicated and passionate volunteers, you will have the Tax-Aide team by your side.  

If numbers are not your thing consider joining the team in our support roles, tax site greeters or program marketing. There is an urgent need for volunteers who are bi-lingual and can assist those who do not speak English. Training and support are provided for all roles.  

Interested in more information or want to become a team member?

Drop us and email or give us a call,
Linda Eddy
Hudson Valley CA$H Coalition Co-Chair 

or click here to begin your application.


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