Free Personal Tax Preparation Support Now Available at B/CS Libraries

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To assist taxpayers with the process of filing personal income tax, the Bryan College Station Library System has partnered with the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program again this year to provide locations where taxpayers can access free personal tax preparation support. Trained volunteers will be available at Clara B. Mounce and Larry J. Ringer Public Libraries from Feb. 1 through April 17 as part of the nation’s largest volunteer-run free tax preparation program.

Volunteers will be at each library to assist taxpayers with completing basic personal federal income tax forms. To receive assistance, please bring a valid form of identification, social security card or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number for everyone listed on the tax return, and last year’s tax return. Please note, social security cards or ITINs are required for the taxpayer and everyone listed on the tax return. Assistance is provided in-person on a first come, first served basis. While this program is intended primarily for low to moderate income individuals and families, a taxpayer seeking guidance with their personal income tax return will not be turned away.

The library staff will also print tax forms (except for multi-part forms) directly from the Internal Revenue Service website at the rate of $0.10 per page. A double-sided form, such as the Form 1040, would cost $0.20. Taxpayers may visit the IRS online for current tax information, to print tax filing forms for individual taxpayers, and for information on e-filing. Please note the libraries will not have any free printed forms, individual or business/employer, available.

The libraries will not have business or employer forms such as the W-2 or 1099. If you are in need of business or employer forms, these may be ordered online or over the phone by calling 1(800) 829-3676. While multi-part forms cannot be printed from the IRS website, they can be ordered at no cost from the IRS website or purchased at office supply stores. Tax product requests will be mailed directly to you at no cost.

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program Hours
Clara B. Mounce Public Library and Larry J. Ringer Library are closed on Friday, March 30th; Saturday, March 31st; and Sunday, April 1st. Tax preparation services will not be available on these days. Remember, the deadline to file a 2016 tax return is midnight on Tuesday, April 17. To learn more, visit www.bcslibrary.org.

Larry J. Ringer Library
1818 Harvey Mitchell Parkway South, College Station, TX 77845

Contact: (979) 764-3416

  • Mondays and Wednesdays from Feb. 5 through April 11 – 9am to 5pm
  • Fridays from Feb. 2 through April 13 – 9am to 4:30pm
  • Saturdays from Feb. 17t through April 7 – 9am to 1pm
  • Thursday, Feb. 1 – 9am to 5pm
  • Saturday, Feb. 3 – 9am to 4:30pm
  • Saturday, Feb. 10 – 9am to 4:30pm
  • Saturday, April 14 – 9am to 4:30pm
  • Tuesday, April 17 – 9am to 5pm

*Library will be closed March 30th through April 1st

Clara B. Mounce Public Library
201 East 26th Street, Bryan, TX 77803

Contact: (979) 209-5600

  • Mondays and Tuesdays from Feb. 5 through April 17 – 10am to 6pm
  • Fridays from Feb. 2 through April 13 – 9am to 4:30pm
  • Saturdays from Feb. 3 through April 7 – 9am to 1pm
  • Saturday, April 14 – 9am to 4:30pm

*Library will be closed March 30th through April 1st

The IRS also has over the phone assistance available:
Individuals: 1(800) 829-1040
Businesses: 1(800) 829-4933
TTY/TDD for those with hearing impairments: 1(800) 829-4059