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Free Tax Assistance at Effingham Library

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Wednesday, April 03, 2024by bdust

Free Tax Assistance at Suzette Brumleve Memorial Effingham Public Library 

The Effingham Public Library is pleased to partner with the AARP Tax Aide Program to provide free tax preparation and return assistance for any low to moderate income tax payers at the Library.  This will be on Wednesdays in February, March (Except March 6, appointments will be for March 8) and April by appointment.  It will begin on February 14 and run through April 3.  We will start scheduling appointments on February 1. 

AARP Tax Aide Program requires that participants bring:  

Photo I.D. for all taxpayers 

Social Security card or some official document showing the Social Security Number of any individual appearing on the tax return 

2022 Tax Return Form, if available 

All income forms: W-2, 1099 forms, Interest, Dividends, Social Security, Railroad, etc.

Health insurance documents 

Business income and expense records 

Real estate taxes paid records, including the Property Index Number (Real estate tax bill)

Charitable contributions records 

Any other deductible expense records 

Bank routing number and account number for direct deposit (Blank check) 

To schedule an appointment, call the library, Monday through Friday, at 217-342-2464 x. 1 to make an appointment beginning on February 1. 

For further information about the AARP Tax Aide Program, please see  http://www.aarp.org/money/taxes/info-01-2011/important-tax-documents.html 

The AARP Tax Aide Program is free because of volunteers; additional volunteers are needed in Effingham.  Not all volunteers prepare tax returns.  Greeters are also needed. 

More information is available online at www.aarp.org/giving-back