Nothing’s Certain, but…April 17 is Coming: AARP Tax Aide @ HCPL

Photo Credit: TAX DAY by MoneyBlogNewz via Flickr Creative CommonsWhen it comes to doing our taxes, most of us manage to put up a brave front, but the fact is that when we find ourselves staring at a blank tax form and a fast-approaching deadline is staring back at us, even the most unflappable among us tends to get...well... flapped.

Harris County Public Library and AARP can’t do anything about your tendency to procrastinate, but we can help.

From now until April 17, trained volunteers from AARP’s Tax Aide program will be available at fourteen HCPL branches to help low- to moderate-income taxpayers prepare their returns.

Below is a checklist of documents you should bring with you, as well as a list of participating branches. For complete information about services and limitations, please call, or see your branch's events calendar.

What to bring:

  • A copy of last year's income tax return(s)
  • Social Security numbers for all adults and dependents
  • W-2 forms from each employer
  • Unemployment compensation statements on 1099-G
  • SSA-1099 form if you were paid Social Security benefits
  • All 1099 forms (1099-INT, 1099-DIV, 1099-B) showing interest and/or dividends and documentation showing original purchase price and purchase date of sold assets
  • 1099-misc showing any miscellaneous income
  • 1099-R form if you received a pension or annuity
  • All forms indicating federal income tax paid
  • All receipts or canceled checks if itemizing deductions

Locations:

Atascocita Branch Library

Mondays, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Baldwin Boettcher Branch Library
Tuesdays, 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesdays: 12:00 Noon - 5:00 PM
*Fridays, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturdays 12:00 Noon - 4:00 PM

Katherine Tyra Branch Library @ Bear Creek
Tuesdays, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
*Fridays, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Barbara Bush Branch Library
Mondays, 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturdays, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

CyFair College Branch Library
Wednesdays, 12:00 Noon - 4:00 PM
Thursdays, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Fairbanks Branch Library
Mondays, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesdays, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturdays, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Katy Branch Library
Tuesdays, 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Kingwood Branch Library
Wednesdays, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Maud Smith Marks Branch Library
Mondays, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
*Fridays, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

North Channel Branch Library
Thursdays, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Customers can signup starting at 10:00 AM on Thursdays for a slot in that afternoon.

Northwest Branch Library
Mondays, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursdays, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturdays, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Parker Williams Branch Library
Mondays, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
*Fridays, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Stratford Branch Library
Tuesdays, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Tomball College & Community Library
Mondays, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wednesdays, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturdays, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

*All branches will be closed April 6, 2012 in observance of Good Friday

All programs are free and open to the public.  For more information about the branch closest to you, call 713-749-9000 or log on to www.hcpl.net

Photo Credit: TAX DAY by MoneyBlogNewz