AARP TAX-AIDE NEWS

AARP Foundation’s Tax-Aide services are available in the greater Albany area, February through mid-April.  Please note:  GPL is NOT a designated site for 2022.

Please do not call the library; instead, call the phone numbers listed below:

 

  • Crossings of Colonie
    Wednesdays, 9 am–3 pm
    February 9—April 13
    Tuesday, March 1 instead of Wednesday, March 2
    Tuesday, April 5 instead of Wednesday, April 6
    Contact: Town of Colonie Senior Resources
    518.459.3977

 

  • Cohoes Senior Center
    Tuesdays & Fridays, 9 am–2 pm
    February 8—April 12
    518.235.2420

 

  • Valatie Village Office
    Tuesdays, 1–4 pm
    Thursdays, 9 am–4 pm
    February 1—April 12
    Contact Area Coordinator: 518.758.9342

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide provides in-person and virtual tax preparation help to anyone, free of charge, with a special focus on taxpayers who are over 50 and have low to moderate income. Tax help is provided in safe environments based on a number of factors, including where you are located, COVID-19 spread and volunteer availability.

Local Resources

  • Ca$h Coalition of the Greater Capital Region – You may be eligible for free virtual assistance with filing your taxes, courtesy of United Way. Please check this site for qualifying information. The Library cannot assess eligibility.

 

 

New York State Forms and Resources Online

Print your tax Forms For Free - Pick Up at the Library

The Guilderland Public Library is now offering Print From Anywhere and can print your tax forms for free.

  • 30 page limit black and white (including double-sided) per person per day
  • 15 page limit color (including double-sided) per person per day

Simply download the forms you need from the IRS or New York State, and use the Print From Anywhere website to send the forms to our printer.
Call 518-456-2400 ext. 3 with any questions.

Library staff will not determine which tax forms you need or provide tax advice. 

To bring:

  • Photo ID and Social Security card for all people listed in the tax return.
  • A copy of your 2018 return.
  • All 2019 W-2s and 1099 forms.
  • End-of-year brokerage statements.
  • Supporting documents for itemized deductions.
  • A check showing the taxpayer’s bank account and routing numbers, if direct deposit of a refund is desired.

What you need to know:

  • TaxAide volunteers are trained and certified with the IRS to prepare personal Federal and NYS income tax returns.
  • TaxAides cannot complete returns with rental income or Health Savings Accounts, or Schedule C (Business Profit and Loss) if you’ve had a loss or expenses over $25K.
  • Filing jointly? Both taxpayers need to be present except in cases of illness or infirmity.