Welcome to RSVP!
If you are looking for information about our Free Tax Assistance please look at the "Community" section of this website under "Media/Press" for informational flyers about our tax preparation services in Fort Smith and Rogers, Arkansas.
If you want to prepare your own income tax return and your income is less than $60,000 you can use www.MyFreeTaxes.com to complete your federal and state income tax returns for free. If you run into a problem while using MyFreeTaxes.com call 1-855-698-9435 for assistance.
Remember though, before you e-file your 2015 income tax return or other electronic forms, you must verify your identity with your Self-Select PIN or Adjusted Gross Income from your 2014 tax return. For help click www.irs.gov/Individuals/Electronic-Filing-PIN-Request .
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WestArk RSVP is a proactive volunteer clearinghoue that recruits and connects active adults 55 years of age and over with a variety of volunteer opportunities throughout the community. Direct services to the community are provided through RSVP Community Outreach.
Volunteer options include:
1. Providing help to low-income poeple.
2. Providing companionship and support to the elderly.
3. Addressing community needs.
4. Supporting local historical organization.
Who Are Our Volunteers?
The 800 men and women 55 years of age and over that come through RSVP's doors each year represent a cross-section of western Arkansas' diverse communities. They are people like you who have a little more time and a lot more experience to give - and the energy and passion to make a difference.
Where Do Our Volunteers Serve?
Our partners range from volunteer run charities such as the Sack Lunch Program in Fort Smith and the Summitt Medical Center Auxillary in Van Buren to organization's such as the Helping Hands in Bentonville and the Madison County Senior Activity Center in Huntsville. Our cadres of community volunteers serve as volunteers in schools, community centers, hospitals, museums - nearly 30 community organizations!
Why Do WestArk RSVP Volunteers Get Involved?
Many WestArk RSVP volunteers have lived in their communities for a long time. Because the community has given them so much, they see serving as a way to give something back. WestArk RSVP volunteers discover that when they give, they gain a lot too. Studies show that seniors who volunteer live longer, healthier and more fulfilling lives.
What Do WestArk RSVP Volunteers Do?
WestArk RSVP volunteers choose how and where they want to serve. Many continue the type of work they enjoyed earlier in life, while others try something completely different. As an RSVP volunteer you might build a house, prepare a tax return for a single mom, or apply for Medicare Extra Help for a retiree with a modest income.