Catholic Charities Hawai‘i (CCH) is teaming up again this year with two prominent non-profit organizations, AARP and Goodwill Hawaii, to provide tax assistance for Hawai‘i seniors and other community members.
Hawai‘i seniors and other community members who need expert assistance with preparing their 2019 tax returns by the April 15 federal tax deadline have three Catholic Charities Hawai‘i (CCH) locations available to them, thanks to 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 are not required 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 15 through April 11 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (The Makiki location will be closed on Saturday, March 14.)
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 4 through April 7 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 Tuesdays. (The Kona location will be closed on Tuesday, March 3).
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 or call 888-227-7669.
Through its community tax assistance program, Goodwill is also providing free tax service to many CCH clients who reside in several affordable housing facilities on Oahu that are either operated by CCH, or where CCH services are provided.
Those making an annual income of $56,000 or less are eligible for Goodwill’s free tax filing service. For more information on their tax service, go to their website at www.higoodwill.org.
“We are most grateful to AARP and Goodwill for providing these free tax services for our clients and others in the community,” said Catholic Charities Hawai‘i CEO and President Robert Van Tassell. “With the new tax laws in place this year, having these services and volunteers available are invaluable to those filing.”
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.
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.
About Goodwill Hawaii
Goodwill Hawaii’s mission is to help people with employment barriers to reach their full potential and become self-sufficient. Supported by its retail operations and financial endeavors, its educational, employment and training programs have provided skills training, employment counseling, job placement and support services since 1959. To learn more about Goodwill Hawaii, visit www.higoodwill.org.