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Tax season is upon us and the library and our partner organizations are here to help you file your 2021 taxes. Taxpayers can begin filing 2021 tax returns on Monday, Jan. 24, 2022.

The deadline to file your 2021 Tax Return is April 18, 2022.

Tax Assistance at the Library

Free tax preparation services will be available at select library locations beginning on Jan. 31, 2022.

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide 2022

AARP Tax-Aide Alachua County will begin providing free tax preparation services starting Jan. 31, 2022. Tax aide will be available through April 18, 2022. IRS-Certified volunteers provide free income tax preparation for people with low and moderate income.

All sites are by appointment only, no walk-ins will be accepted. One tax return per one-hour appointment. Schedule an appointment online, beginning Jan. 26, or visit the site in person ONLY during Tax-Aide hours.

Schedule Appointment

Headquarters Library (401 E. University Ave.): Mondays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Tower Road Branch (3020 SW 75th St.): Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Millhopper Branch (3145 NW 43rd St.): Mondays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Alachua County Senior Recreation Center (5701 NW 34th Blvd.): Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

No Contact/Virtual Site: Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Tax-Aide is providing the following tax preparation services by appointment only:

  • Express Same Day - Your return will be prepared while you wait in your car or designated location. You must have a cell phone with you. This service is offered at all locations.
  • Traditional Scan - Your tax documents will be scanned and you will receive another appointment to review and sign your return. This service is offered at Millhopper Branch Library and Tower Road Branch Library locations on Mondays and Tuesdays only.
  • No Contact/Virtual Appointment - You must have an email address, be able to scan all of your tax documents and upload them to a secure website; and have a computer or smart device capable of video conferencing with a remote Tax-Aide counselor. You may also need a printer. 

Other Ways to File or Get Help Filing

United Way VITA

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers FREE tax help to taxpayers who need assistance. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified taxpayers.

Starting mid-January, contact 211 for an appointment to have an IRS-certified volunteer prepare and file your taxes at one of our VITA sites. Simply dial 2-1-1 or (352) 332-4636 to make an appointment, or you can schedule online using the link below.

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Qualified taxpayers can include, but are not limited to:

  • Low- to moderate-income households
  • Individuals with disabilities
  • Individuals with limited English
  • Individuals living in the surrounding rural communities

For more information, please call the 2-1-1 helpline. If you do not have a 352 area code phone number, please call 352-332-4636.

File Your Taxes Online for Free

Tax Forms

The library will have tax forms and instruction booklets available for pick-up. Supplies are limited and are on a first-come, first-served basis. Forms typically arrive in January or February. Please call your preferred library location to ensure forms are available.

What tax forms are available at the library?

The tax form booklet contains:

  • 1040 Form
  • 1040-SR (senior) Form
  • Schedules: 1, 2, 3, and LEP

The form booklet is also available in Spanish. The booklet does not contain instructions or any other forms/schedules.

Are instructions available?

Instructions for the tax form booklet will be available once they arrive. These instructions are also available in Spanish.

How do I get additional forms or instructions?

Additional tax forms and instructions are available on the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) website. Most forms can be printed from this website.

Learn more about printing at the library.