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ST. LOUIS (KSDK) – Volunteer tax preparers are needed in the City of St. Louis and surrounding counties to provide free tax counseling and basic return preparation for the spring filing season.

The IRS, AARP, and the Gateway EITC Community Coalition are looking for volunteers who have basic computer skills to complete the IRS Volunteer e-learning course. Accounting experience is not required.

Volunteers will receive free training and materials to provide assistance to low and moderate income and disabled taxpayers who cannot prepare their own tax returns. Certified volunteers will be asked to work a minimum of four hours per week in February, March, and April 2014.

Volunteer with the Gateway EITC Community Coalition
In the City of St. Louis, St. Louis County, St. Charles County, or Jefferson County, contact Russ Signorino at russ_signorino@yahoo.com or 314-539-4062. At East Central College in Franklin County, contact Jim Carter at jkcarter@eastcentral.edu or 636-584-6639.

Volunteer with the AARP
In the City of St. Louis or St. Louis County, contact John Arenberg at aarptax@gmail.com or 314-329-7973. In Franklin and Jefferson counties, contact Bob Juergens, AARP-MO at bjuergens@att.net or 314-892-3042. In Lincoln, St. Charles, and Warren counties, contact Rick Gibb at rick_gibb@mac.com or 636-265-0855.

Information about the IRS volunteer tax preparation programs is available through the IRS' website. Use the keywords Tax Volunteer.