Tax Assistance and Preparation Service Returns to Portsmouth Library

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, an AARP Foundation program, helps low to moderate-income taxpayers have more discretionary income for everyday essentials such as food and housing, by assisting with tax services and ensuring that they receive applicable tax credits and deductions.

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is available FREE to taxpayers with low and moderate incomes, with special attention to those who are 60 years old and older. Through a cadre of trained volunteers, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide has helped low to moderate-income individuals for more than 40 years in every state and the District of Columbia.

Tax preparation hours at their Portsmouth location will be from 10 a.m. until  3 p.m., Monday through Thursday, beginning Thursday, February 1, 2018, through April 17, 2018 at the Churchland Branch Library, 4934 High Street West.

In addition to a W-2 from each employer, the following documents are important to bring with you:

· Government-issued identification

· Last year’s tax return

· Social Security Cards or other official documentation for yourself and all dependents

· Checkbook or pre-printed direct deposit information for your reloadable prepaid card showing routing number and direct deposit account number if you want a direct deposit of any refund(s)

Each day of the tax preparation service, a sign-up sheet will be posted.

For more information, contact AARP Foundation Tax-Aide toll free at 1-888-227-7669 or visit them on the web at

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is offered in cooperation with the IRS.