Tax Services

Tax Services @ HCPL

AARP Tax Aide

AARP Tax Aide offers free tax preparation assistance at these select Harris County Public Library locations.

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

Below are the most common situations for which AARP Tax Aide cannot help.

  • Married Filing Separately
  • Self-employed with business loss
  • State Income Tax Returns
  • Foreign Income Tax Returns
  • Active-Duty Military (due to special tax situations & benefits)
  • Income from rental property (other than oil & gas leases)
  • Bartering or digital assets (virtual currencies or NFTs)

BakerRipley Free Tax Services @ HCPL

BakerRipley offers free tax preparation assistance at these select Harris County Public Library locations.

    • Walk-ins only. No appointments
    • Families & individuals earning up to $58,000 are eligible
    • Must have copies of photo ID & social security card for everyone included on tax return

    Free Services:

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

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