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Chapter 5226 is a membership organization for active adults ages 50+, representing AARP at the local level.

Our chapter motto, “To Serve, Not To Be Served,” tells it all. We offer an extensive program of community outreach, advocacy, scholarships, travel and a wide range of social and recreational activities. We are committed to serving the needs and interests of our members and the South Coastal Delaware area.

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AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program Suspended

In order to protect those most at risk from the coronavirus, including volunteers and taxpayers. the AARP Foundation has suspended AARP Foundation Tax-Aide services nationwide beginning March 16 until further notice.   Although it is possible that some sites will be re-opened prior to the April 15 tax return filing deadline, this is unlikely to occur for most sites.

Alternatives for preparing and filing tax returns include (1) the use of online commercial services, many of which will prepare and file taxes for free (see below), (2) the use of purchased software programs, such as Turbo Tax or Taxslayer, and (3) the use of paid tax preparation services, such as H&R Block (call 1-800-472-5625, or use the online locator at https://www.hrblock.com/tax-offices/local-offices/#!/en/office-locator/), or Jackson-Hewitt (call 1-800-234-1040 or use the online locator at https://www.jacksonhewitt.com/officelocator/), as well as many others.

There are a number of commercial, on-line services that provide free tax preparation and filing to taxpayers whose annual income is less than $69,000.  To find the most appropriate on-line service for you, you can use the IRS locator tool found at https://www.irs.gov/filing/free-file-do-your-federal-taxes-for-free.  If you are not comfortable using a computer, a friend or family member may be able to assist you with this.

Finally, if you are not able to file your tax return by the April 15 deadline, you may be able to avoid the penalty for late filing by submitting IRS Form 4868, Application for Automatic Extension of Time To File U.S. Individual Income Tax Return, which will extend your tax filing deadline to October 15.  This form may be submitted electronically or by US mail. CAUTION: To get the extension, you must estimate your tax liability on this form and should also pay any amount due.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Please read carefully

Light at the End of the Tunnel
Light at the End of the Tunnel

Dear Friends of AARP, I hope my message finds everyone safe and well! Although we are not meeting we are always
thinking of you, our friends.

I was contacted by Megan Hookey, Vice President, AARP Office of Volunteer Engagement. I was informed by AARP out of the concern for health and well-being of everyone in AARP to cease all AARP activities for 2020. This includes: meetings both committee and general, travel, any and all in person contact until the end of 2020.

  • Committee Chair’s will contact their committee for changes to an event planned.
  • Travel: All trips will be cancelled and refunds issued. Please be patient in receiving
    your refund we have approx. 9 trips to refund. If you just mailed a check we will void
    the check and mail it back to you with your refund.
  • Broadcast emails will be sent as new information becomes available.

We know we are going through some difficult times. We will come out of this stronger and wiser as a nation and as a community. We look forward to seeing you again in 2021.

The Board and I want to thank you for your understanding and extend our wishes for a healthy
and safe year.

Be Well,
Jim

Upcoming Chapter Events

Chapter meetings are held monthly on the 3rd Tuesday of every month except July and August. These monthly luncheon meetings are held at Cripple Creek Country Club and are open to all members.  Reservations are required.  For more information on meeting times and format and how to make reservations for the luncheon, please visit Chapter Meetings.

Chapter Meetings: View the schedule…

MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL. The new Chapter membership year begins September 1.  Information about joining the Chapter or renewing your membership can be found in the monthly Chapter newsletter.  In addition, this information and a link to the membership application form can also be found on the Chapter Membership page.