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December 14, 2017

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program Offers Income Tax Filing Help at Bryan+College Station Library System

Tax Text BubbleTo assist taxpayers with the process of filing personal income tax, the Bryan+College Station Library System has partnered with the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program again this year to provide locations where taxpayers can access free personal tax preparation support. Trained volunteers will be available at Clara B. Mounce and Larry J. Ringer Public Libraries from February 1, 2018 through April 17, 2018 as part of the nation’s largest volunteer-run free tax preparation program.

Volunteers will be at each library to assist taxpayers with completing basic personal federal income tax forms. To receive assistance, please bring a valid form of identification, social security card or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) for everyone listed on the tax return, and last year’s tax return. Please note, social security cards or ITINs are required for the taxpayer and everyone listed on the tax return. Assistance is provided in-person on a first come, first served basis. While this program is intended primarily for low to moderate income individuals and families, a taxpayer seeking guidance with their personal income tax return will not be turned away.

The library staff will also print tax forms (except for multi-part forms) directly from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) website at the rate of $0.10 per page. A double-sided form, such as the Form 1040, would cost $0.20. Taxpayers may visit the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) website for current tax information, to print tax filing forms for individual taxpayers, and for information on e-filing. Please note the libraries will not have any free printed forms, individual or business/employer, available.

The libraries will not have business or employer forms such as the W-2 or 1099. If you are in need of business or employer forms, these may be ordered online at the IRS website or over the phone by calling 1-800-829-3676. While multi-part forms cannot be printed from the IRS website, they can be ordered at no cost from the IRS website or purchased at office supply stores. Tax product requests will be mailed directly to you at no cost.

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program Hours                                                               

Clara B. Mounce Public Library and Larry J. Ringer Library are closed on Friday, March 30th; Saturday, March 31st; and Sunday, April 1st. Tax preparation services will not be available on these days. Remember, the deadline to file a 2016 tax return is midnight on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. To learn more, visit bcslibrary.org.

Larry J. Ringer Library (1818 Harvey Mitchell Parkway South, College Station, TX 77845); Contact: 979-764-3416

Mondays and Wednesdays from February 5th through April 11th – 9 AM to 5 PM
Fridays from February 2nd through April 13th – 9 AM to 4:30 PM
Saturdays from February 17th through April 7th – 9 AM to 1 PM
Thursday, February 1st – 9 AM to 5 PM
Saturday, February 3rd – 9 AM to 4:30 PM
Saturday, February 10th – 9 AM to 4:30 PM
Saturday, April 14th – 9 AM to 4:30 PM
Tuesday, April 17th – 9 AM to 5 PM
*Library will be closed March 30th through April 1st

 

Clara B. Mounce Public Library (201 East 26th Street, Bryan, TX 77803); Contact: 979-209-5600

Mondays and Tuesdays from February 5th through April 17th – 10 AM to 6 PM
Fridays from February 2nd through April 13th – 9 AM to 4:30 PM
Saturdays from February 3rd through April 7th – 9 AM to 1 PM
Saturday, April 14th – 9 AM to 4:30 PM
*Library will be closed March 30th through April 1st

 

The IRS also has over the phone assistance available:

  • Individuals: 1-800-829-1040
  • Businesses: 1-800-829-4933
  • TTY/TDD for those with hearing impairments: 1-800-829-4059
 
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