Free Tax Preparation Service in Ruidoso ONLY:


AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is reopening its tax preparation site in Ruidoso.  Beginning May 28th, the free tax service will resume their regular hours and operating days -- hours are 12-4PM Thursdays and Fridays and 9AM-noon on Saturdays at the Ruidoso Community Center through July 11th.


  “Due to Covid-19, they have transitioned to an appointment only service”, says Michael Shafer who is the local coordinator. “We are trying something innovative to keep our social distance while keeping taxpayer’s information private” Shafer said. “We will be preparing the tax return while the taxpayer waits in their vehicle.  All communication will be handled via phone.” People can make an appointment online by visiting or by calling (575) 694-2643.   Please show up 15 minutes before your appointment.


This free service is available to middle to low income individuals and families with no age limitations. Taxpayers as well as AARP Tax-Aide volunteers are required to wear face coverings. In addition, volunteers will be temperature screened daily.