2017 Tax Forms, Instructions, and Information

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Tax Season 2017

Filing Dates:

Tax season will begin Monday, January 29, 2018.

  • Many software companies and tax professionals will be accepting tax returns before January 29 and then will submit the returns when IRS systems open. Taxpayers can visit IRS.Gov/GetReady for more tips on preparing to file their 2017 tax return.
  • Although the IRS will begin accepting both electronic and paper tax returns Jan. 29, paper returns will begin processing later in mid-February as system updates continue. The IRS strongly encourages people to file their tax returns electronically for faster refunds.

The filing deadline to submit 2017 tax returns is Tuesday, April 17, 2018.

Important note from the IRS: The IRS reminds taxpayers that, by law, the IRS cannot issue refunds claiming the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC) before mid-February. While the IRS will process those returns when received, it cannot issue related refunds before mid-February. The IRS expects the earliest EITC/ACTC related refunds to be available in taxpayer bank accounts or on debit cards starting on Feb. 27, 2018, if they chose direct deposit and there are no other issues with the tax return. 

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AARP Tax Assistance at the Library

OCLS will again serve as a venue for income tax help during tax season.  AARP Volunteers will provide free income tax assistance at various library locations. Attendees will need to have a valid ID, Social Security Card, and any tax forms necessary to complete their return. Attendees will be seen on a first come, first served basis. For more information patrons may visit aarp.org/taxaide.

The schedule is as follows: 

Herndon Branch- Mondays and Thursdays beginning February 1 - April 16th 10 a.m.
Southeast Branch- Mondays and Fridays beginning February 2 - April 16th, 10 a.m.
South Creek Branch- Wednesdays and Thursdays beginning February 1 - April 12th, 10 a.m.
West Oaks Branch- Fridays beginning February 2 - April 13th, 10 a.m.

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