Free Federal and State Income Tax Preparation (In-person)
Program Type:Tax Assistance
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is a free tax counseling and preparation service helping low- and middle-income taxpayers, with special attention to those ages 60 and older. This service is administered by the AARP Foundation in cooperation with the IRS. Free electronic filing (e-filing) is included. Note: AARP Tax-Aide volunteers cannot prepare returns that include rental property, military income, alternative minimum tax, crypto currency, or multiple stock transactions.
Appointments are required. All appointments will be held on Wednesdays at the East Northport library building, February through April. Please bring your current tax records and copies of last year’s Federal and State tax returns, a photo ID, and a Social Security card or another form of Social Security verification. (Be advised that some tax information, especially brokerage statements, may not be sent until the end of February.) In addition, bring a copy of your property tax bill; you may qualify for a New York State credit. If filing jointly, both parties must be present.
To expedite the preparation process, you must pick up an Intake/Interview Form (#13614-C) at the Adult Reference Desk upon registering and bring the completed form to your appointment.
Registration for all February appointments begins January 9. Register online or in-person at the Reference Desk in either library building. (Northport-East Northport cardholders only for the first week of registration.)