Volunteer tax preparers from AARP will be available to assist low- and middle-income taxpayers, with special attention to those aged 60 and older. Scheduled dates are Tuesdays, Feb. 2-April 6, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. An appointment is required. (The schedule is subject to change based on the health metrics at the time.) A mask is required to enter the building.
This year, volunteers will scan all tax documents, return them to the taxpayer and prepare the tax return remotely. Please bring current tax documents and a copy of last year’s state and federal tax returns, along with photo ID and Social Security card. Also please be sure to bring the completed intake form that you will receive by mail or email after you make your appointment.
Tax returns will take about a week to prepare and will be emailed to taxpayers for approval before they can be e-filed. Patrons without email will make arrangements with the preparer to come back to the library to approve the return.
AARP volunteers cannot prepare returns that include rental property, military income, alternative minimum tax or those with many stock transactions.
South Huntington cardholders may call the Circulation Desk to make an appointment beginning Jan. 4. Others may sign up beginning Jan. 11.
On Thursday, Jan. 14 at 2 p.m., SeniorNet will present a webinar on Preparing Your Taxes. Learn about tax law changes and discover options that may be available to assist you in preparing your 2020 return. Register for Zoom link beginning Jan. 5 (CLICK HERE). The program is a partnership with public libraries in the Town of Huntington. Enrollment is limited.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has also created online tools and resources to help you find the information you need. They include an Interactive Tax Assistant, Free File Fillable Forms, the Where’s My Refund tool and more. CLICK HERE for more IRS information.