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Tax season is here and your local library has resources available to help with your tax return preparation. Harris County Public Library has partnered with community organizations to bring tax preparation assistance to a location near you. Services are offered through AARP or BakerRipley and are at no cost to you.  

AARP 

AARP is offering tax return preparations at 7 separate locations. Service is by appointment only. 

Documents you will need to bring to your AARP Tax Aide Appointment: 

  • 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

2022 AARP Tax Aide @ HCPL

Branch Days & Hours Dates Registration Information
Barbara Bush Branch Library

Mondays 1 PM - 8 PM
Saturdays 10 AM - 4 PM

2/2 - 4/15
  • By appointment only
  • Make an appointment in person at the library (first come, first served)
  • One return per appointment
Fairbanks Branch Library

Mondays 11 AM - 3 PM
Saturdays 10 AM - 2 PM

2/5 - 4/18
  • By appointment only
  • Make an appointment in person at the library (first come, first served)
  • Pick up a packet when registering
  • One return per appointment
  • The packet must be completed before your appointment
  • Must have a cell phone for communication
     
Kingwood Branch Library

Thursdays 9 AM - 1 PM

2/2 - 4/14
  • By appointment only
  • Make an appointment in person at the library (first come, first served).
Lone Star College - Tomball Community Library

Mondays 9 AM - 1 PM
Wednesdays 9 AM - 1 PM
Fridays 9 AM - 12 PM

2/2 - 4/15
  • By appointment only
  • Call 832-559-4200 to make an appointment
Maud Smith Marks Branch Library

Mondays 10 AM - 2 PM
Fridays 10 AM - 2 PM

2/7 - 4/17
  • By appointment only
  • Make an appointment in person at the library (first come, first served).
Northwest Branch Library

Fridays 1 PM - 5 PM
Saturdays 10 AM - 4 PM

2/4 - 4/18
  • By appointment only
  • Make an appointment in person at the library (first come, first served).
  • One return per appointment
Parker Williams Branch Library

Mondays 10 AM - 2 PM
Fridays 10 AM - 2 PM

2/4 - 4/18
  • Pick up tax packet at the library
  • Walk-ins only. No appointments
  • First come, first served
  • Tax Packet must be completed to get in line for Tax Aide.

(Note: AARP will complete a maximum of 25 tax returns per day at this location).

BakerRipley

BakerRipley is offering tax return preparations and amendments, ITIN application and renewal, and Child Tax Credit assistance. Walk-ins only.  

Documents you will need to bring to your BakerRipley visit: 

  • Social Security card or ITIN Letters for each family member 
  • Photo ID 
  • Documentation of income 
  • W-2 and 1099 forms for all jobs worked 
  • List of checks or cash received for work 
  • Interest and Dividends  
  • Social Security  
  • Unemployment 
  • Retirement 
  • Documentation of expenses paid 
  • Business expenses and mileage if you worked for yourself 
  • Childcare provider name, address, tax ID # 
  • Tuition and books for college (form 1098-T if received) 
  • Health Insurance statement (1095-A) if purchased through Marketplace 
  • Student loan interests 
  • If you own a home or are itemizing  
  • Mortgage interest 
  • Property taxes 
  • Donations to charities 
  • Out-of-pocket medical payments 
  • IRS and/or Government letters that prove you received Economic Impact Payment (stimulus check) and/or Child Tax Credit advance payment(s) 
  • Check with bank account and routing number 
  • Last year’s tax return 

Please note that ITIN applications and renewals may require additional documentation. For more information and locations visit www.freetaxcenters.org 

BakerRipley Free Tax Services @ HCPL

Branch Dates Information
Jacinto City Branch Library Jan. 25, 1 PM - 6 PM
Feb. 8, 1 PM - 6 PM
Mar. 8, 1 PM - 6 PM
Apr. 5, 1 PM - 6 PM
  • Walk-ins only. No appointments
  • Families & individuals earning up to $58,000 are eligible


Free Services:

  • Tax return preparation
  • ITIN application and renewals
  • Child Tax Credit Assistance

 

North Channel Branch Library Jan. 31, 11 AM - 4 PM
Feb. 21, 11 AM - 4 PM
Feb. 28, 11 AM - 4 PM
Mar. 21, 11 AM - 4 PM
Mar. 28, 11 AM - 4 PM
Northwest Branch Library Feb. 14, 12 PM - 5 PM
Mar. 14, 12 PM - 5 PM
Apr. 11, 12 PM - 5 PM

IRS.Gov

Many branches still receive printed tax forms and instruction booklets directly from the IRS. Library personnel can assist you in printing any additional IRS forms you may need. The best source for forms, instructions, and publications is the official IRS website: irs.gov 

Find more Free Tax Preparation Assistance locations in Harris County: IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and Tax Counseling for the Elderly 

 

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In reply to by donna (not verified)

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Hello,

I am very sorry for missing your question:

Here is a link that may answer some of your questions: https://www.taxoutreach.org/blog/how-to-file-taxes-if-youre-experiencing-homelessness/

However to address your question about the recovery rebate, you may need to contact the IRS directly. Here is a link with ways to contact them https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-news/fs-08-07.pdf

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