The tax season official start date is January 23, 2023.
The filing deadline to submit 2022 tax returns is April 18, 2023.
Important note from the IRS: The IRS reminds taxpayers that, by law, the IRS cannot issue refunds claiming the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) before mid-February. While the IRS will process those returns when received, it cannot issue related refunds before mid-February.
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 free income tax help.
Customers will need to make an online appointment through the AARP website: aarpfoundation.org/taxaide or by phone 888-227-7669. The appointment scheduling site is live and walk-ins will not be accommodated. The Library will not be involved in scheduling appointments.
AARP Volunteers will be at the following locations:
Tax Season 2023 OCLS Dates: February 1- April 18
For information customers may visit: www.aarp.org/taxaide
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, from Heart of Florida United Way, is a free tax preparation service run by volunteers offered to families throughout Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties. Once filing season opens, volunteers are available to help you file your taxes at a time and location convenient for you.
VITA offers free tax help to those who make $73,000 or less and need assistance in preparing their tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers will provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing. They also provide other essential information, like special tax credits you may qualify for to maximize your tax refund.
View the complete list of materials you need to bring to your nearest VITA site.
For more information, dial 2-1-1 or text your zip code to 898-211.
Click here to find a VITA location near you.