For many Americans, there are few things more taxing than preparing to file their annual income tax returns.
Fortunately, three locations in the Santa Rosa County Library System are once again AARP Tax-Aide Sites. The AARP Tax-Aide program is the nation's largest free, volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service, providing service to millions of low- and middle-income taxpayers, with special attention to those ages 60 and older.
The AARP Tax-Aide program offers free one-on-one counseling to help individuals prepare and file basic tax forms, including the 1040, 1040A, 1040EZ and other standard schedules. No appointment is necessary; however, service is on a first come, first serve basis. Library locations are equipped to file your return electronically, allowing you to receive your return much faster.
Free AARP Tax-Aide Preparation begins in February and is available at three locations:
n Gulf Breeze Library – Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. beginning Feb. 4 until April 15.
n Milton Library – Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 1-5 pm. And Thursdays from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. beginning Feb. 4 until April 11. No service on March 26 due to another meeting previously scheduled.
n Navarre Library – Thursday and Saturdays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and Fridays from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. beginning Feb. 1 until April 13. There will also be an extra day of service on April 15 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
There will be no service on Friday and Saturday, March 29-30 due to library closing in observance of Good Friday. For a complete list of service dates and locations, visit the library calendar at http://catalog.santarosa.fl.gov/evanced/lib/eventcalendar.asp?ag=&et=&df=calendar&cn=0&private=0&ln=ALL.
Visit the Santa Rosa County Library System home page at http://www.santarosa.fl.gov/libraries to link to 2012 tax year information, including commonly used tax forms and the AARP Tax Preparation Web Site. Visit the library for a limited selection of tax forms. Once supplies have run out, you can print forms at the library for a charge of $.15 per page – or you can visit IRS.gov to download or print forms; links are available to forms at the library website.