Catholic Charities Hawai‘i and AARP partner to provide free tax preparation services to Hawai‘i seniors and others

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Caroline Witherspoon or
Scott Ishikawa
Becker Communications, Inc.
(808) 533-4165

CATHOLIC CHARITIES HAWAI‘I AND AARP PARTNER TO PROVIDE
FREE TAX PREPARATION SERVICES TO HAWAI‘I SENIORS AND OTHERS

HONOLULU (January 28, 2016) – Hawai‘i seniors and other community members who need expert assistance with preparing their 2015 tax returns by the April 15 deadline have three locations available to them, thanks to the collaborative efforts of Catholic Charities Hawai‘i (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.

For the 22nd year in a row, appointments are now being taken at the Lanakila Multi-Purpose Senior Center at 1640 Lanakila Ave. for simple tax returns on Mondays starting February 1 through April 11, from 8 a.m. to noon. For an appointment, call 847-1322.

Walk-in appointments are available at CCH’s Clarence T.C. Ching Campus at 1822 Keeaumoku St. on Saturdays starting February 13 through April 9, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Walk-in and call-ahead appointments are also being taken at CCH’s Big Island office, located in Kona at 73-5618 Maiau St., Suite B201, above Costco, on Tuesdays, Feb. 2 through April 12, from noon to 4 p.m. For an appointment, call 491-9085.

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.

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