2020 Tax Forms, Instructions, and Information

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Tax Season 2020

Filing Dates:

Tax season will start on Friday, February 12, 2021.

The filing deadline to submit 2020 tax returns is May 17.

  • Many software companies and tax professionals will be accepting tax returns before the start of tax season and will then submit the returns when IRS systems open. Taxpayers can visit IRS.Gov/GetReady for more tips on preparing to file their 2020 tax return.
  • The IRS strongly encourages people to file their tax returns electronically for faster refunds. As in past years, the IRS will begin accepting and processing individual tax returns once the filing season begins. For taxpayers who usually file early in the year and have all of the needed documentation, there is no need to wait to file. They should file when they are ready to submit a complete and accurate tax return.

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.

AARP Tax Assistance at the Library 2021

OCLS will once again be partnering with AARP to provide tax assistance. This year, AARP volunteers will be available, by appointment only at select locations, to provide modified free income tax help. Please note that due to a shortfall in the number of volunteers and volunteer leaders that are available, AARP will not be able to open all of their sites this year. AARP will also be delaying the initial opening of sites and staggering the opening dates. At this time all appointments have been filled for this tax season.

Customers may still be able to request a virtual appointment through the AARP website:

For those customers that have already made an online appointment through the AARP website:  At the time of the customer’s appointment, an AARP volunteer will scan their documents at the branch location and another AARP Volunteer will complete the tax return offsite.  Customers will be notified once their Tax form is complete and, by appointment, return to the branch location to sign and file the return. 

Customers must have an appointment and walk-ins will not be accommodated. The Library is not involved in making appointments.  

 

For more information customers may visit AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Service.  

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