View Mobile Site

Volunteers swamped with tax returns

Volunteer tax preparers Lenny Gales and Kathy Ahlvers double check a return, Thursday at the Barton County Courthouse. AARP provides free basic tax preparation in Great Bend, but there are more requests for service than volunteers can handle.

View Larger

Since the end of January, four volunteers with AARP have spent Thursday mornings and afternoons preparing basic income tax returns at the Barton County Courthouse. Demand for this free service is growing, said Kathy Ahlvers, who leads the Great Bend team. But for every person who is served, several others must be turned away.
Appointments are scheduled by the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program/Volunteers in Action starting in January. But, according to Volunteer Coordinator Linn Hogg, the number of openings were quickly filled. The volunteers will work through April 17.
“We’ve gotten lots of phone calls,” Hogg said ...

** Subscribers Log in to read this full article.

In order to view premium content, you must purchase a subscription.

Thank you for showing so much interest in our site! Our policies allow 10 free article views each month. To access additional articles including the E-Tribune, please subscribe. Already a print or online subscriber? Just log on to access additional content.

A subscription is required before viewing this article and other premium content.

Already a registered member and have a subscription?

If you have already purchased a subscription, please log in to view the full article.

Are you registered, but do not have a subscription?

If you are a registed user and would like to purchase a subscription, log in to view a list of available subscriptions.

Interested in becoming a registered member and purchasing a subscription?

Join our community today by registering for a FREE account. Once you have registered for a FREE account, click SUBSCRIBE NOW to purchase access to premium content.

Membership Benefits

  • Instant access to creating Blogs, Photo Albums, and Event listings.
  • Email alerts with the latest news.
  • Access to commenting on articles.

Please wait ...