Missourians whose income taxes aren’t too complicated can have their returns filed free of charge at Tax Aide offices around the state. AARP’s free tax preparation service uses trained and IRS-certified volunteers. This year, they’ll try to steer eligible lower-income taxpayers toward filing for the Earned Income Tax Credit. One way to save a few bucks this year is to have your income taxes prepared at no cost by volunteers at Tax Aide offices across Missouri…and they’re expecting a busy season. Tax Aide volunteers get at least 80 hours of training and have to be re-certified every year by the I-R-S. Some are retired accountants and executives…others are accounting students getting hands-on experience. Tax Aide is an A-A-R-P program created to help lower- and middle-income taxpayers with returns that aren’t too complex… and you don’t have to be an A-A-R-P member or senior citizen to use the free service. Find the closest office by calling 888-227-7669…or look online, at www.aarp.org.