Notice on AARP Tax Service

Dear Patron,

Due to lack of volunteers, there are no AARP Tax-Aide services at South Country Library.

The library continues to provide assistance with printing out forms, copying, faxing, and technical assistance on the computers. We do not offer tax advice.

Resources to consider as you decide how best to prepare taxes this year:  

GetYourRefund.org

GetYourRefund.org will help you get your taxes done online. You just need to answers some questions on an online form and upload some documents using email. You will get an appointment to talk to a tax volunteer on the phone that will submit your taxes for you.

Bethpage VITA Program: Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

Bethpage Virtual VITA services will be available to taxpayers by completing the “Bethpage Virtual VITA Application” that will help us collect the necessary taxpayer information and tax documents in order to complete tax returns through a virtual process.

In-Person Tax Assistance Available at Libraries 2022

Riverhead Library

330 Court St., Riverhead, NY 11901-2816

631-727-3228

*Non-Riverhead cardholders may request an appointment beginning March 9 for the following:

VITA Tax Assistance and Counseling Program

Weekly: Sat. 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. through Sat. 4/9.

Volunteer tax assistance, bring a copy of last year’s tax return, your Social Security Card, photo ID, bank routing/account numbers and completed intake forms, arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment, masks are required, register for an appointment (starting March 9 for non-Riverhead cardholders).

AARP Tax Assistance Program

Weekly: Fridays, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. through Fri. 4/15.

Tax assistance for retired and part-time retired seniors, bring a copy of last year’s tax return, your Social Security Card, photo ID, bank routing/account numbers and completed intake forms, arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment, masks are required, register for an appointment (starting March 9 for non-Riverhead cardholders)

Hauppauge Public Library

1373 Veterans Memorial Hwy Ste. 1, Hauppauge, NY 11788

631-979-1600

https://hauppaugelibrary.evanced.info/signup/Calendar

*Non-Hauppauge cardholders may register for open appointments at any time.

AARP Tax Aide

Weekly: Mondays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and Saturdays, 12 p.m.-4p.m.

AARP tax aides provide free income tax assistance for senior citizens and low-income persons. Register for a one-hour appointment to have your taxes prepared.

A completed 8-page intake/interview & quality review sheet must be completed prior to your appointment. The form can be accessed here to be filled out ahead of time, otherwise please arrive 30 minutes early to complete the form.

Please view this document to learn what to bring to your appointment.

Face masks required.

Free File from IRS.gov 

This page will help you navigate your options for e-filing. Start by determining if you qualify for Free File, which offers guided preparation.

NYS Tax Season Resource Page 

Lists eligibility requirements for NYS Free File, other e-file options and a guide to getting started.

Local business:

While the library does not endorse any for-profit businesses, an example local business is:

Reynolds Agency Tax Service

1700 Montauk Hwy, Bellport

Phone: (631) 286-1800

No appt. needed, walk-in, 7 a.m.-7 p.m., weekdays
The library does not endorse any for-profit business.

IRS Tax Volunteers are needed in our area for future tax seasons.
South Country Library will help to recruit volunteers who can be trained
beginning in Fall 2022. If interested, refer to the IRS page for information.