Free income tax preparation at the library

AARP TaxAide volunteers will be preparing tax returns again this year in the community room at the Pendleton County Library. 

Returns are prepared free of charge. This service is available to elderly persons and low-to-middle income taxpayers regardless of age.

The TaxAide preparation site will be open from 3-7 p.m. on Mondays beginning Monday, February 6 through Monday, April 17 except for Presidents’ Day, February 20. Since the library will be closed for the holiday the tax site will also be closed.

Be sure to bring your 2015 tax return as some information may be needed from that return.

Returns are prepared  using tax preparation software. The return can be E-filed free of charge. Refunds are received quicker if a return is E-filed.

No appointments are accepted.  

You need to bring the following to have your return prepared: Government issued picture ID (driver’s license, state ID), Social Security card, Medicare cards or Social Security benefits statement for everyone claimed on the return, W2s, all 1099s (for interest, dividends, pensions, miscellaneous income), Social Security statements, and any other income statements.  If you wish to itemize deductions bring proof of the deductions, ie. mortgage interest, taxes on your home, medical expenses, and charitable contributions.  

TaxAide volunteers are not trained to prepare farm, rental or business returns, therefore will not prepare those returns.