The tax season official start date is January 24.
The filing deadline to submit 2021 tax returns is April 18th.
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: http://www.aarpfoundation.org/taxaide. The appointment scheduling site should be live by mid to late January and walk-ins will not be accommodated. The Library is not involved in scheduling appointments.
AARP Volunteers will be at the following locations:
• South East Branch- Mondays and Thursdays, February 3 - April 14, 10 AM - 2 PM
• South Creek Branch- Wednesdays and Thursdays, February 2 - April 14, 10 AM - 2 PM
• West Oaks Branch- Tuesdays and Fridays, February 1 - April 15, 10 AM - 2 PM
For information customers may visit: www.aarp.org/taxaide