AARP Tax-Aide in Gainesville, Florida

AARP Tax-Aide Alachua County starts on January 30, 2023.

Tax-Aide will begin providing its free tax preparation services starting January 30, 2023.  The Tax-Aide services will be available at the following locations and days through April 18, 2023:

  • Headquarters Library – Monday; 10:30am to 2:30pm
  • Millhopper Library – Monday and Thursday; 10:30am to 2:30pm
  • Tower Road Library – Tuesday and Thursday; 10:30am to 2:30pm
  • Alachua County Senior Recreation Ctr- Wednesday; 9:30am to 1:30pm
  • Library Partnership – Wednesday; 10:30am to 2:30pm
  • Alachua County Virtual – Monday and Tuesday, 10am – noon

All weekday sites are by appointment only, no walk-ins will be accepted.  Appointments may be made online or visit a Tax-Aide site in person only during Tax-Aide hours.

Saturday tax preparation (walk-ins only) will be available at the following dates and sites:

  • Headquarters Library – 2/18 & 3/18: 10:30 – 2:30
  • Tower Road Branch Library – 2/25 & 3/25: 10:30 – 2:30
  • Millhopper Library – 3/4 & 4/1: 10:30 – 2:30

All walk-in service is first-come, first-served.  All walk-in’s must arrive no later than one hour before closing and will be seen only as time permits.

The following tax preparation models will be available:

In Person:  At the appointment the taxpayer(s) will be remain on-site and retain their tax documents during interview, tax preparation, quality review and taxpayer review.  At the end of the appointment the tax return will be ready for e-file and taxpayer will receive a copy of their return.  This is the traditional pre-pandemic Tax-Aide model.

Two Visit Scan Model:  Available at Library Partnership only.  At the initial appointment, a Tax-Aide counselor will conduct an in-person 15-20 minute interview with you, before scanning your tax documents. The volunteer will return your documents to you and set up another appointment time one week later. Your tax return will be prepared and you should expect at least one call from the counselor to review the results of the preparation.   If you are married and file your return jointly, both spouses must attend this second appointment to review and sign your return. After that we will e-file your return on your behalf.

No Contact (Virtual) Model:  There is no in-person contact between taxpayer and Tax-Aide volunteers.  All tax preparations are handled virtually using technology.  To utilize the service, you must:  have an email address;  be able to scan and upload all of your tax documents to a secured website;  have a computer or smart device capable of video conferencing with a remote Tax-Aide counselor; and have a printer. Specific information will be provided by phone and email after you schedule your initial virtual appointment.

Please visit the Book an Appointment page to schedule your appointment for TY22.  

taxaideAARP Tax-Aide Volunteers in the Alachua County area provide free and confidential income tax preparation to low and moderate income individuals, with special attention to senior citizens,  beginning late January through April 18th of each year.  Please check our Taxpayer Assistance page to find out what you need to prepare before making an appointment.

Where is my refund? (Link to IRS website for tracking refunds.)

Please see our schedule on the Tax-Aide Alachua County 2023 Schedule page.  

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If you or someone you know is interested in becoming an AARP Tax-Aide Volunteer , please submit an online application at this website.
 
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