Tax season will begin Monday, January 23, 2017.
The filing deadline to submit 2016 tax returns is Tuesday, April 18, 2017.
Important note from the IRS: The IRS reminds taxpayers that a new law requires the IRS to hold refunds claiming the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC) until February 15. In addition, the IRS wants taxpayers to be aware it will take several days for these refunds to be released and processed through financial institutions. Factoring in weekends and the President’s Day holiday, the IRS cautions that many affected taxpayers may not have actual access to their refunds until the week of February 27.
OCLS will again serve as a venue for income tax help during tax season. AARP Volunteers will provide free income tax assistance. Patrons will need to present a valid ID, Social Security Card, and any tax forms necessary to complete their return. For more information patrons may visit aarp.org/taxaide. Attendees will be seen on a first come, first served basis.
The schedule is as follows:
Herndon Branch- Mondays and Thursdays beginning February 2 - April 17th 10 a.m.
Southeast Branch- Mondays and Fridays beginning February 3 - April 17th, 10 a.m.
South Creek Branch- Thursdays beginning February 2 - April 13th, 10 a.m.
West Oaks Branch- Fridays beginning February 3 - April 14th, 10 a.m.
AARP Volunteers will provide free income tax assistance at various library locations. Attendees will need to have a valid ID, Social Security Card, any tax forms, and Annual Benefits Statements (if necessary). Attendees will be seen on a first come, first served basis.