Why Essex? AARP Tax-Aide Program

Interview with Dennis Bouldin, Tax Aide Volunteer

Dennis Bouldin spends his volunteer time doing something that a lot of us dread every year- preparing state and federal income taxes.  For the past five years, Dennis has been working with the AARP Foundation to prepare taxes for low and modest income families and seniors. He describes this work as being both satisfying and challenging. 

Dennis has worked out of a variety of locations over the years, including St. James Church, Whitcomb Woods, and the Brownell Library.  This year, due to additional manpower, Dennis and the other volunteers will begin operating out of the Essex Junction Recreation & Parks Offices at 75 Maple Street.  This program will run every Thursday from 9 AM until noon beginning March 7th.  Dennis estimates that he and the other volunteers will prepare tax returns for nine families during each shift at EJRP.

If you are interested in learning more or setting up an appointment, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/292523484785166/ or call EJRP at 878-1375.  If you would like more information about other tax preparation sites in the area, please e-mail AARP.Taxes.Essex@ gmail.com or visit https://www.aarp.org/FindTaxHelp.

Why Essex? “The people who come to us are generally very grateful and relieved to have help with their taxes.  This makes volunteering for the AARP Foundation a very pleasant experience.”

Why Essex? is a weekly(ish) column highlighting the people and places that make Essex an interesting and special place. Have an idea for the column? E-mail Darby Mayville at darby@ essexjunction.org.

Photo Credits: AARP & Burlington Writers Workshop