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File #: 2022-0105   
Type: Consent Calendar Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 1/25/2022 In control: Board of Supervisors District 5
On agenda: 3/1/2022 Final action:
Title: Fee Waiver - AARP Tax Aide Program
Department or Agency Name(s): Board of Supervisors
Attachments: 1. Summary Report, 2. Att 1: Fee Waiver and Application (remediated)
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To: Board of Supervisors

Department or Agency Name(s): Board of Supervisors

Staff Name and Phone Number: Supervisor Lynda Hopkins 707-565-2241

Vote Requirement: Majority

Supervisorial District(s): Fifth




Fee Waiver - AARP Tax Aide Program



Recommended Action:

Recommended action

Approve Board Sponsorship of $5,365 to the Sebastopol Center for the Arts for the AARP Tax-Aide Program at the Sebastopol Veteran’s Memorial Building from February 1, 2022 through April 12, 2022. (Fifth District)



Executive Summary:

The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program conduct no cost tax preparation assistance for low income individuals and families, with special attention to those ages 50 or older. Last tax season which was abbreviated due to the mandated shutdown, AARP prepared tax returns for 1921 taxpayers in Sonoma County (114 people at the Sebastopol Veterans Memorial Building) and assisted another 150 taxpayers by answering questions, reviewing paperwork and helping them with letters from the Franchise Tax Board and IRS. The average annual income of those helped was $35,706 and 84% were over 60 years old. AARP plans to offer in person tax preparation in 2022 providing a low contact program by appointment only so there will be a minimal number of people in the waiting area. AARP volunteers and clients will always wear masks in the building. Covid-19 vaccines and boosters are required for all AARP Volunteers.  The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program receives no tax funding and we can only operate in locations where there is no facility charge.





Prior Board Actions:

12-06-2016, 12-12-2017, 12-04-2018, 01-14-2020, and 03-02-2021


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FY 21-22 Adopted

FY22-23 Projected

FY 23-24 Projected

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Narrative Explanation of Fiscal Impacts:



Narrative Explanation of Staffing Impacts (If Required):




AARP request letter and application


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