The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program provides free, confidential income tax preparation, counseling services, and e-filing for federal and state income tax returns.
All returns are prepared by IRS-certified AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers who are trained on the 2022 tax law.
This service is available to everyone regardless of age or income. AARP membership is not required to use the Tax-Aide service.
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide service will be hosted by the Garland County Library from February 1 through April 14, 2023.
Garland County Library
1427 Malvern Avenue
Hot Springs, AR 71901
Tax-Aide is now walk-in only :
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday
Walk-In/First come-first served
9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
(The library will be closed on Monday, February 20th for a state holiday.)
AARP Foundation requires all taxpayers and Tax-Aide volunteers in the tax prep area to wear a paper mask at all times. No children are allowed in the tax preparation area.
When visiting an AARP Foundation Tax-Aide location, please bring the following:
Picture ID of tax filer and spouse if filing a joint return
Original Social Security card (or original Social Security statement) for everyone listed on the tax return
Income-related documents: 1099s, W-2s, SS statements, interest statements, dividend statements, brokerage statements (all pages), gambling statements, income such as self-employment, and any other information related to income
Expense-related documents: taxes paid, mortgage interest, property taxes, medical, charity, tuition statements, child-care statements, business expenses if self-employed, and any other information related to expenses
1095-A, if tax filer has Marketing Health Insurance (Obama Care)
2021 tax return envelope
For direct deposit of refunds, a check or documentation of bank routing and account number printed by the banking institution. No handwritten routing/account numbers
Personal ink pen
AARP volunteers will begin preparing returns that have a 1099B (the sale of stocks, bonds, or mutual funds) after March 15, 2023, as brokerage statements are not required to be in the mail until mid-March
AARP volunteers will not prepare income tax returns from any state besides Arkansas
Tax filers must be full-year residents of Arkansas. Volunteers will not prepare part-year tax returns due to software limitations
Tax-Aide availability is subject to change at any time
AARP Tax-Aide volunteers request that tax filers come prepared with all required documents. Please be considerate of Tax-Aide volunteers and understand that they are performing a free service to the community.