February 17th - April 15th
*Tax-Aide availability subject to change.
Tax Preparation with the AARP will be different this year due to COVID-19.

There will be no waiting inside the library.
Tax preparation is now a 2-visit process.

Intake/interview forms will be available beginning January 19th in the Library foyer. These documents must be filled out before ID verification.
Mondays & Wednesdays 10am - 2pm
ID verification/document Scanning
Line begins at designated Library entrance. You will be given a session number and asked to wait in vehicle/home until called
Tuesdays & Thursdays 3pm - 4pm
Completed returns distributed

An AARP volunteer will contact you to schedule an appointment once the return is complete.
*Library staff cannot answer any tax questions.

A service provided by AARP Foundation offers free tax
preparation help with special attention to those 50 and over.
Mission to help low to moderate-income persons of Garland County.
All volunteers are trained and certified by the IRS.
Covid-19 minimum contact requires scanning your tax documents to
secure cloud storage
Monday & Wednesday Scan 10-2 pm
No returns will be completed then
Failure to bring everything will stop the process.
Must Do prior to counselor scanning appointment:
· Fill out intake/interview & quality review sheet pages 1,2, & 3. 
· Review and sign Consent to Disclose Tax Return Info to other sites.
· Fill out and sign page 3 of Form 14446 Virtual VITA/TCE Taxpayer Consent.
· If Married Filing Jointly (MFJ) both Tax Payers (TP) must sign this form.  
Information you must bring to get your tax return prepared
· Government-issued photo IDs of each taxpayer. TP and Spouse if MFJ.
· Social security cards for every individual on your return.
· Checking or savings account number and routing number if you want direct deposit. 
· Identity Protection PIN (IP PIN) for each, if applicable.
Income/Adjustment/Deductions/Credits/Payments/Health Insurance Documents
· W-2 from each employer
· 1099-G Unemployment Compensation
· SSA-1099-Social Security Benefits
· 1099-Interest, 1099-Dividends, 1099-B Brokerage, 1099-R Pension/Annuity/IRA distro,
· Documentation of other income earned or received
Adjustments and Deductions
· IRA Contributions, Educator Expenses, Cash to Charities, HSA contributions, Alimony Paid or Received.
· 1098-T Tuition Paid, 1098-E Student Loan Interest Paid.
· Dependent Child Care information.
· Payments of any estimated taxes paid for 2020.
· Health Insurance form 1095-A if you have Marketplace (Obama Care).
                * A copy of last year’s return is always helpful. 
Watch Bill Davidson, Local AARP Tax-Aide Coordinator, explain the tax preparation process for this year.
The IRS Free File Program is a public-private partnership between the IRS and many tax preparation and filing software industry leaders who provide their brand-name products for free. It provides two ways for taxpayers to prepare and file their federal income tax online for free.
Click here to learn more.
Facebook Facebook
Twitter Twitter
Website Website
Instagram Instagram
Email Email
The Garland County Library enriches our community by creating and providing essential, meaningful connections -- to traditional library materials, to digital resources, and to each other through cultural, educational, and recreational opportunities.
Copyright © 2021 Garland County Library, All rights reserved.
Monthly Library Newsletter

Our mailing address is:
1427 Malvern Ave.
Hot Springs, AR 71901

unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences