2016 Tax Forms, Instructions, and Information

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Tax Season 2016

Filing Dates:

Tax season will begin Monday, January 23, 2017.

  • Many software companies and tax professionals will be accepting tax returns before January 23 and then will submit the returns when IRS systems open. Taxpayers can visit IRS.Gov/GetReady for more tips on preparing to file their 2016 tax return.

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.

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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 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.

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