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Free Tax Preparation 2016

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The Jacksonville Public Library is proud to partner with the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) TaxAide during the tax season each year to provide free tax preparation assistance at several library branches and other sites throughout the city.

AARP TaxAide Sites (Income Limit: None)

AARP TaxAide sites are serviced by IRS-certified volunteers that provide free tax counseling and preparation services to millions of low- and middle-income taxpayers, with special attention to those ages 60 and older. There is no income or age limit for assistance at AARP TaxAide sites; however, AARP sites cannot assist rental property owners or small business owners.

Additional Free Tax Preparation Sites

Free tax preparation is available for individuals and families whose total household income does not exceed $52,000. All tax returns are prepared for free by IRS-certified volunteers. For all locations, hours of operations and what to bring, please visit http://www.unitedwaynefl.org/realsense/free-tax-filing/ or call 632-0600.

Some small business owners can receive free tax preparation at select VITA sites. Restrictions apply. http://www.unitedwaynefl.org/realsense/free-tax-filing/ or call 632-0600.

2016 TaxAide Schedule

Library Sites

SITE NAME
SITE SCHEDULE

Beaches Branch Library
600 3rd Street
Neptune Beach, FL 32266

Tuesday 1-5 p.m.
Wednesday 1-5 p.m.
Feb. 2 - Apr. 6, 2016
No tax preparation March 15, April 12 or April 13.

Walk in or appointments. See tax volunteer at library to make appointment or go to:
http://tinyurl.com/beachestaxes2015


Bradham and Brooks Branch Library
1755 Edgewood Ave. West
Jacksonville, FL   32208

Tuesday Noon - 4 p.m.
Thursday 2 - 6 p.m.
Feb. 2 - Apr. 14, 2016

Main Library
Center for Adult Learning
Conference Center Level
303 N. Laura St.
Jacksonville , FL 32202

Saturday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Feb. 6 - Apr. 16, 2016


No tax preparation Mar. 12 (Gate River Run)

Free street parking Saturday.

Pablo Creek Regional Library
13295 Beach Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL   32246

Thursday: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Feb. 4 – Apr. 14, 2016


Regency Square Regional Library
9900 Regency Square Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL   32225

Wednesday: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Feb. 3 – Apr. 16, 2016

Walk in or appointments. See tax volunteer at library to make appointment or go to:
http://tinyurl.com/taxaideregency


South Mandarin Regional Library
12125 San Jose Blvd
Jacksonville, FL   32223

Tuesday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Feb. 2 - Apr. 12, 2016


Southeast Regional Library
10599 Deerwood Park Blvd
Jacksonville, FL   32256

Wednesday: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Feb. 3- Apr. 13, 2016


University Park Library
3435 University Blvd North
Jacksonville, FL   32277

Saturday, Feb. 20-Apr. 16: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Exceptions: Feb. 6 and Feb. 13, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Webb Wesconnett Library
6887 103rd Street
Jacksonville, FL   32210

Friday: Noon - 4 p.m.
Feb. 5 - Apr. 15, 2016

Tax Preparation not at library Feb. 19, Feb. 26, Mar. 4 or Mar. 11. Please go to Lake Shore Baptist Church.


Non-Library Sites

Lake Shore Baptist Church
2363 Blanding Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL   32210

Tuesday: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Feb. 2 - Apr. 14, 2016

Friday: Noon - 4 p.m.
Feb. 19, Feb. 26, Mar. 4 and Mar. 11


Mandarin Baptist Church
11244 San Jose Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL   32223

Thursday: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Feb. 4 - Apr. 14, 2016


Neptune Beach Senior Activity Center
2004 Forest Ave.
Neptune Beach, FL 32266

Friday: Noon - 4 p.m.
Feb. 5 - Apr. 15, 2016


San Jose Baptist Church
6140 San Jose Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32217

Wednesday: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Feb. 3 - Apr. 13, 2016


All Taxpayers must bring the following to a tax site:

  • Photo ID for self (and spouse, if filing jointly)
  • Social Security Card(s) or Individual Taxpayer Identification for ALL individuals to be listed on the tax return as dependents.
  • Wage and earnings statement(s): W-2(s), W-2G(s), 1099-R(s), from all employers
  • (Year-end pay stubs are not accepted)
  • Any other documents relating to income, expenses and banking
  • Bank documents showing routing and account numbers if using Direct Deposit (preferably a check)
  • Property tax and mortgage interest documentation
  • For itemized returns: documentation for out-of-pocket expenses for medical bills, supplemental insurance premiums, charitable contributions, etc.
  • Child care documentation; listing provider name, address, tax ID number and amount paid; Alimony and child support documentation

NOTE: If filing a joint return, both spouses must be present in order to file and sign required forms.

Revised 1/13/2016