Online Tax Help
It’s important to remember that the deadline for filing taxes has changed and is now July 15th. We know tax ‘stuff’ can get a little confusing at times so we have compiled a brief list of helpful resources below.
If you’re looking to get your hands on physical copies of a New York State or Federal income tax form and instructions, one of our Reference librarians can help you. Give us a call at (914) 834-2281 x3 M-F between 10am-4:30pm and Saturday between 10am-12:30pm. We can also be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. While we don’t have every form on hand, we will happily print out what you need. Please remember that at this time, we are only available for curbside pickup of materials. After we have collected (or printed) your forms, you will need to schedule a pick up time to come gather them.
If you need help completing your returns, AARP’s Tax Aide Program is a great online service to help you with just that. They can provide you with a Tax-Aide Volunteer who can help you prepare your taxes either by screen sharing on the computer or over the phone. Additionally, if your income is below $69,000, they can provide you with free Tax-Aide software. If your income is under $55,000, or you otherwise qualify, you can get online help through the IRS’s VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) and TCE (Tax Counseling for the Elderly) programs. Click here to schedule a time.
If you need help signing up for these things, please contact a librarian for assistance by calling (914) 834-2281 x3 M-F 10am-4:30pm and Saturday 10am-12:30pm. We can also be reached by email at email@example.com. Likewise, if you know someone who is ‘technologically challenged,’ and may be in need of some help with ‘tax stuff,’ we encourage you to direct them to the above phone number and email address to connect with our Reference librarians. The same goes for anyone who needs assistance with signing up for help with an AARP Tax-Aide Volunteer.
Finally, since we are discussing our Reference librarians, it is important to mention that while it is in our nature to help people find the information they need, please remember that we are not accountants. We do not understand tax law and do not claim to do so. It is actually unethical for us to offer tax advice. While we can help you find Form XYZ, we cannot tell you if Form XYZ is the form you need nor can we help you fill it out.