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2024 Tax-Aide at the Arlington Public Library

Author
Gabby Campbell
Article Date
December 20, 2023

UPDATE – Currently, AARP appointments are full at the Southwest Branch. 

Tax season has arrived, and the Arlington Public Library is here to help. We’ve partnered with AARP and VITA to offer free tax preparation assistance.

AARP Tax-Aide

Tax-Aide from AARP will be available at the George W. Hawkes Downtown Library and the Southwest Branch Library starting Friday, February 2, through Tuesday, April 16, 2024.

Patrons must go in person to their preferred location, either Southwest or Downtown, to schedule appointments. Staff will be unable to schedule appointments over the phone. Sign-ups will open on Friday, January 26 at both locations. An appointment binder will be available for the public at each location for patrons to fill in their name in an appointment slot.

George W. Hawkes Downtown Library

100 S. Center St., Arlington, TX 76010

Excellence Room, Third Floor

Tax-Aide appointments at the George W. Hawkes Downtown Library are available at the following times:

  • Tuesday, 2 - 6 p.m.

  • Friday, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

  • Saturday, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Southwest Branch Library

3311 SW Green Oaks Blvd., Arlington, TX 76017

Southwest Community Room

Tax-Aide appointments at the Southwest Branch are available at the following times:

  • Wednesday, 1 – 5 p.m.

  • Friday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

  • Saturday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Tax aide appointments will be unavailable on Friday, March 15 and Saturday, April 6.

All library locations will be closed on Monday, February 19, for President’s Day, and Friday, March 29, for Good Friday.

AARP has provided free tax preparation and filing services for more than 68 million low- and moderate-income taxpayers since 1968. Tens of thousands of volunteers assist taxpayers at libraries nationwide. Find out more about the program here.

VITA – Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

United Way of Tarrant County is proud to provide Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), free tax preparation assistance for individuals and households with an annual income of $64,000 or less. Through VITA, qualifying individuals receive quality tax preparation services by IRS-certified volunteers.

VITA will offer walk-in appointments at the East Library and Recreation Center from January 22 through April 15, 2024, at the following times:

  • Monday through Thursday 12 – 6 P.M.

  • Saturday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

All appointments are walk-in and first come, first served.

What to bring to your VITA appointment:

  • Photo ID

  • Original Social Security card or ITIN for everyone listed on the tax return

  • Copy of last year’s tax return

  • All W-2 wage statements for 2023

  • SSA-1099, 1099-R and 1099-G

  • Cash income amount and work expenses

  • 1095 health coverage form

  • Direct deposit information

Learn more about VITA at unitedwaytarrant.org/vita

Public Library Computers to file taxes

Our public computers are available for use for those who would like to file their taxes online. There are a number of sites that offer e-filing services; some free and some fee-based. Payment may need to be submitted online by entering credit card or debit account information. A valid email address is necessary in order to file taxes electronically.

Online Tax Help

IRS.gov

Free File: Do Your Federal Taxes for Free

Where to File Paper Tax Returns

Find a local IRS office

Frequently Asked Tax Questions

Small Business and Self-Employed Tax Center

Tax Help in American Sign Language

Taxpayer Advocate Service

The Arlington Public Library does not provide tax, legal, or accounting advice. This material has been prepared for informational purposes only. You should consult your own tax, legal, and accounting professionals before engaging in any transaction.

Northeast Branch Updates:
Starting Monday, December 4, 2023, the Northeast Branch will be temporarily closed for HVAC renovations. Click here for more information.