The format has been adapted to follow COVID-19 safety protocols. Here are the essential FAQs to know:
- Patrons must wear masks or face coverings at all times while inside the Library. Tax volunteers will also be wearing masks and practicing social distancing.
- The AARP Tax assistance program could be suspended if Larimer County were downgraded to COVID-19 Level Red.
How can you access this service?
You will need to complete an intake packet and bring it with you to your appointment. On appointment day, you’ll also need to bring your photo IDs, all Social Security or ITIN cards (no Medicare cards), all tax forms you’ve received, and documentation to support deductions. Even if you don’t normally itemize deductions, bring evidence of contributions if they exceed $500 because of a Colorado tax benefit. An organized compilation and totaling of such expenses beforehand will facilitate the preparation of your return.
More about the service …
Since 2005, the Estes Valley Library has hosted the AARP Foundation’s Tax-Aide services. The program is staffed by local volunteers who train in tax law and certify with the IRS. Appointments can be made to have both Federal and Colorado returns completed and efiled. The Library partners by dedicating space, scheduling appointments and providing information to those using the service.
What can Tax-Aide do for you?
The program’s foremost objective is to serve the elderly and low income; however, no one is turned away unless their return requires elements that fall outside the scope defined by the IRS or the AARP Foundation. Returns with most basic forms of income including self-employment are permitted. We are also able to do itemized deductions and most all credits.
This service is quite comprehensive for most people in our community; however, returns not allowed include residential rental income, any property depreciation, self-employment losses, estate or trust returns, and any out-of-state returns.