Catholic Charities Hawai‘i & AARP Partner to Provide Free Tax Preparation Services to Hawai‘i Seniors & Others

HONOLULU (February 8, 2018) – Hawai‘i seniors and other community members who need expert assistance with preparing their 2017 tax returns by the April 17 federal tax deadline have two Catholic Charities Hawai‘i (CCH) locations available to them, thanks to the collaborative efforts of CCH and AARP Foundation Tax-Aide.

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, will provide free tax assistance and preparation to Hawai‘i taxpayers with low to moderate incomes, with special attention to people 60 and older. You do not have to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this free service.

Walk-in appointments are available at CCH’s Clarence T.C. Ching Campus on Oahu at 1822 Keeaumoku St. on Saturdays only starting February 10 through April 14, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call (808) 545-6016 for more information.

Walk-in and call-ahead appointments are also being taken at CCH’s Hawaii Island office in Kona at 73-5618 Maiau St., Suite B201 (above Costco), on Tuesdays only starting February 6 through April 10, from noon to 4 p.m. For an appointment, call (808) 319-3013. Walk-in tax service is available at the Kona office after 2 p.m. on those days.

Tax service appointments at CCH’s Lanakila Multi-Purpose Senior Center in Kalihi are already booked for this year.

For more information about the AARP tax service and other locations statewide, go to www.AARP.org/taxaide.

About Catholic Charities Hawai‘i

Serving Hawai‘i since 1947, Catholic Charities Hawai‘i offers assistance to people in need, regardless of faith or culture. Long trusted in the community for its innovative and professional approach to human services, Catholic Charities Hawai‘i provides much needed services through over 30 programs statewide. Catholic Charities Hawai‘i is fully accredited by the Council on Accreditation. They are a partner agency of Aloha United Way and a member of the nationwide Catholic Charities USA organization. For more information please visit www.catholiccharitieshawaii.org.

About AARP

Founded in 1958, AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, social welfare organization with a membership of nearly 38 million that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families — such as health care, employment and income security, and protection from financial abuse.

www.aarp.org

# # #