Now that the Christmas tree is down and the first New Year's resolutions are broken, it's time to start worrying about filing last year's taxes. The Irving Public Library, AARP and other local agencies are here with tax forms and can even help you file your taxes.
The IRS has reduced the variety of forms and instructions books they provide in print form for free. This year all four libraries will have the following documents, while supplies last:
Irving libraries are waiting for the 1040 instruction booklet from the IRS, and we will update this article when received. For all other tax forms and instruction sets, please visit the IRS web site - https://www.irs.gov/forms-pubs
The information below regarding assistance locations and document instructions is also available in this easy-to-print document.
The AARP, United Way, VITA and Irving Public Library offer free filing assistance for middle and low-income taxpayers living in households earning $54,000 or less in 2016. All locations offer limited Spanish language assistance.
AARP Tax Aid Site
Irving Human Services Building (adjacent to the East Branch Library)
440 S. Nursery Rd.
NOTE - NO PHONE available
Saturdays, February 4 to April 15, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Numbered forms will be handed out at 9:30 a.m. This is a walk-in site, all ages welcome. First come, first served.
Heritage Senior Center
200 S. Jefferson
By appointment only: (214) 770-5599
Mondays & Thursdays, February 2 - April 13, 8 am – Noon
Preference to Seniors
United Way Free Tax Site
By appointment only: (214) 370-9353
Tuesdays in February, March & April, 4:00pm to 8:00pm
VITA Tax Assistance Site
Nimitz High School
100 West Oakdale
IRS Certified, Nimitz Student Tax Preparers
Saturdays, February 4 – April 15, 9:30 am - 2 pm. Walk-Ins welcome.
Tuesdays, 4:30pm – 5:30pm. By appointment only, call (972) 600-5700.
Before meeting a tax assistance volunteer, gather this information and bring it with you:
Your Documents (bring all that apply to you):
Your Records (bring all that apply to you):
If you are self-employed:
Are you ready to file on your own?
It's fast, easy and free if your household income is under $54,000 annually. File your own taxes online for free at http://www.unitedway.org/myfreetaxes/ or https://www.irs.gov/uac/free-file-do-your-federal-taxes-for-free
NOTE: the IRS reminds taxpayers that a new law requires the IRS to hold refunds claiming the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC) until Feb. 15.