Catholic Charities Hawai‘I Partners With AARP and Goodwill for Free Tax Preparation Services for Seniors and Clients

Catholic Charities Hawai’i (CCH) is teaming up with two prominent non-profit organizations, AARP and Goodwill, to provide tax assistance for Hawaii seniors and CCH housing clients.

Hawai‘i seniors and other community members who need expert assistance with preparing their 2018 tax returns by the April 15 federal tax deadline have two 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 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 9 through April 13, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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 through April 9, 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 or call 888-227-7669.

Through it own tax assistance program, Goodwill is also providing free tax service to many residing at several affordable housing facilities on Oahu that are either operated by CCH or where CCH services are provided.

“We are most grateful to AARP and Goodwill for providing these free tax services to our kupuna and other clients,” said Catholic Charities Hawai‘i acting CEO Stella Wong. “These services are particularly invaluable to those filing with the recent tax reforms.”

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

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.