Tax Assistance (AARP and FTP)


TAX ASSISTANCE 2019

BEGINNING JANUARY 16, 2019

PLEASE CALL 2-1-1 (ALTERNATE NUMBERS: 901-415-2790 OR TOLLFREE 855-354-4211) FOR INFORMATION ABOUT FREE TAX ASSISTANCE OR TO MAKE APPOINTMENTS FOR FREE TAX PREPARATION HELP!

Our helpful LINC/2-1-1 staff are generally available to assist you Monday – Thursday, 9am -9pm, Friday and Saturday 9am-6pm and Sunday 1pm-5pm.

IN CASE OF BAD WEATHER, WE ADVISE YOU TO CALL 2-1-1 TO SEE IF WE HAVE RECEIVED NOTICE OF LAST MINUTE CLOSINGS OR SCHEDULE CHANGES.

UPDATED 2/19/19

IRS TAX DEADLINE IS MONDAY APRIL 15, 2019

Despite the January partial government shutdown, the Internal Revenue Service confirmed on 1/08/2019 that it will process tax returns beginning January 28, 2019 and provide refunds to taxpayers as scheduled. 

NOTE: WE HAVE THE FOLLOWING TAX FORMS AVAILABLE AT 9:00 AM ON JANUARY 25, 2019 AT THE CENTRAL LIBRARY:  1040 BOOKLET (INCLUDES THE NEW 1040 FORM PLUS SCHEDULES 1-6; THIS IS A THIN BOOKLET WITH PERFORATED PAGES SO CUSTOMERS CAN TEAR OUT WHATEVER FORMS THEY NEED); WE ALSO HAVE INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE 1040 BOOKLET.  PUBLICATION 17 (REPRODUCIBLE TAX FORMS) IS STILL ON ORDER AND HAS NOT ARRIVED AS OF 2/19/19; this set of forms will be on the 3rd Floor of the Central Library in the Business/Sciences Department and requires a library card to borrow them in the library to copy.

How can I get help filing my 2018 taxes?

AARP Foundation’s Tax-Aide program provides IRS-certified volunteers who provide FREE basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals. The service is available to taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special attention to those age 60 and older.  AARP sites see taxpayers on a walk-in basis, first come/first served, without regard to age.  Tax filers are advised to come early to these sites as there is a limit to how many people can be seen at each site each day, and sign-up sheets are often used.

The Free Tax Prep (FTP)* program provided in our area by United Way of the Mid-South and Impact America offers FREE tax help to people of low and moderate income (household income $55,000 a year or less), people with disabilities, the elderly and people with limited English proficiency who need assistance preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals.  Some FTP sites are walk-in, first come first served; some take appointments; others are a combination of both walk-in and appointments.  Tax filers are advised to come early to the walk-in sites as there is a limit to how many people can be seen at each site each day.  *This program was formerly known as the VITA program.

Please call us at 2-1-1 (or 901-415-2790 or tollfree at 855-354-4211) beginning JANUARY 16, 2019 for information and appointments for the free tax sites for filing for the 2018 tax year.

FTP (Free Tax Prep) Sites  

SHELBY COUNTY

38016
Journey Fellowship Church
7950 Club Center Drive
Cordova, TN 38016
Every Sunday from February 3 – April 14, 2019 (Closed Feb 24 and March 3, 2019)
Noon – 4:00 pm; and Thursday Jan 24, 2019 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Appointments – Call 2-1-1 (901-415-2790)
Walk-ins Welcome

38018
Cordova Library
8457 Trinity Road
Memphis, TN 38018
Friday, March 15, 2019 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Monday, April 1, 2019 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Appointments – Call 2-1-1 (901-415-2790)
Walk-ins Welcome

* The New Olivet Baptist Church
10000 Woodland Hills Drive
Cordova, TN 38018
February 12 – April 16, 2019
Tuesdays 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Saturdays 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Appointments – Call 2-1-1 (901-415-2790)
Walk-ins Welcome
(*Times subject to change without notice due to activities,
inclement weather or closures)

38053
Millington Branch Library
4858 Navy Rd, Millington 38053
Saturday, February 16, 2019 10:00 am -2:00 pm
Saturday, March 2, 2019 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Saturday, March 16, 2019 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Saturday, March 30, 2019 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Saturday, April 6, 2019 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Saturday, April 13, 2019 10:00 am -2:00 pm
Appointments – Call 2-1-1 (901-415-2790)
Walk-ins Welcome

38103
* University of Memphis Law School
1 North Front Street
Memphis, TN 38103
February 6 – April 10, 2019
Wednesdays, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Appointments – Call 2-1-1 (901-415-2790)
Walk-ins ONLY on Wednesdays 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
*(Closed for Spring Break – March 6, 2019; closed on
holidays and for inclement weather)

38104

Angelus Street American Job Center
155 Angelus Street(Center City Shopping Center)
Memphis, TN 38104
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Tuesday, March 19, 2019  10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Appointments – Call 2-1-1 (901-415-2790)
Walk-ins Welcome

Memphis Urban League
413 N Cleveland
Memphis, TN 38104
January 22-March 2, 2019
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Friday, February 22, 2019 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Appointments – Call 2-1-1 (901-415-2790); WALK INS WELCOME

Church Health Center (Impact America FTP Site)
1350 Concourse Ave, Suite 142
Memphis, TN 38104
January 22-March 2, 2019
Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:30 am – 7:30 pm
Saturdays 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Call 844-829-3786 FOR Appointment; WALK INS WELCOME

38106
Gaston Park Library
1040 S. Third Street
Memphis, TN 38106
Thursday, January 31, 2019 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday, March 16, 2019  Noon – 5:00 pm
Appointments – Call 2-1-1 (901-415-2790)
Walk-ins Welcome

Knowledge Quest Family Stability Initiative
1044 S. Third Street
Memphis, TN 38106
Friday, February 1, 2019 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Monday, February 18, 2019 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Monday, March 18, 2019  11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Appointments – Call 2-1-1 (901-415-2790)
Walk-ins Welcome

Soulsville Town Centre (Impact America FTP Site)
915 E McLemore Ave
Memphis, TN 38106
January 24-March 2, 2019
Tuesdays and Thursdays from Noon – 8:00 pm
Saturdays from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Call 844-829-3786 FOR Appointment; WALK INS WELCOME

38107
Oasis of Hope – Bickford Community Center
233 Henry Avenue
Memphis. TN 38107
February 2, 2019 – April 6, 2019
Saturdays 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Appointments – call 2-1-1 (901-415-2790)
Walk-ins Welcome

North Branch Library
1192 Vollintine Avenue
Memphis, TN 38107
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Thursday, February 28, 2019 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday, March 2, 2019 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Appointments – Call 2-1-1; Walk-ins Welcome

38108

Hollywood Library
1530 N. Hollywood Street
Memphis, TN 38108
Friday, January 25, 2019 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Monday, February 4, 2019 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Friday, March 8, 2019 & Saturday, March 23, 2019 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Appointments – Call 2-1-1 (901-415-2790)
Walk-ins Welcome

38109
* South Branch Library
1929 S. Third Street
Memphis, TN 38109
February 16 – April 13, 2019
Saturdays 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
*Walk in ONLY Site

Levi Library
3676 Hwy 61 South
Memphis, TN 38109
Monday, February 11, 2019 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Monday, February 25, 2019 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Appointments – Call 2-1-1 (901-415-2790)
Walk-ins Welcome

38111
Cherokee Library
3300 Sharpe Avenue
Memphis, TN 38111
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday, February 9, 2019 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuesday, March 5, 2019 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Appointments – Call 2-1-1 (901-415-2790)
Walk-ins Welcome

Walnut Grove American Job Center
3040 Walnut Grove Road
Memphis, TN 38111
Monday, February 4, 2019 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Thursday, March 7, 2019 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Thursday, March 21, 2019 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Appointments – Call 2-1-1 (901-415-2790)
Walk-ins Welcome

38112

United Way Plaza
1005 Tillman Street
Memphis, TN 38112
January 22 – April 17, 2019
Tuesdays 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Wednesdays 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Thursdays 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Fridays 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Saturdays 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Appointments – Call 2-1-1 (901-415-2790)
Walk-ins Welcome

Binghampton Development Corporation (Impact America FTP Site)
280 Tillman Street
Memphis, TN 38112
January 16 -March 2, 2019 Schedule:
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from Noon – 8:00 pm
Fridays from Noon – 6:00 pm
Saturdays 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
March 3- April 15, 2019 Schedule:
Mondays – Fridays 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Call (844-829-3786) to make appointment or walk in

38114

Orange Mound Community Center (Impact America FTP Site)
2572 Park Avenue
Memphis, TN 38114
January 23-March 2, 2019:
Wednesdays and Thursdays from Noon – 7:00 pm
Fridays from Noon – 6:00 pm
Saturdays 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

March 3-April 14, 2019 Schedule: Tue & Thu 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Call 844-829-3786 FOR Appointment; WALK INS WELCOME

38115
 Hickory Ridge Mall
6075 Winchester Rd
Memphis, TN 38115
January 21 – April 17, 2019
Mondays 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Wednesdays 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Thursdays 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Fridays 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Saturdays 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Appointments – Call 2-1-1 (901-415-2790)
Walk-ins Welcome

Latino Memphis (Impact America FTP Site) Spanish Speaking Volunteers
6041 Mt Moriah Rd, Apple Tree Center
Memphis, TN 38115
January 28-March 4, 2019
Mondays 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Call 844-829-3786 FOR Appointment; WALK INS WELCOME

38116

* Whitehaven Library
4120 Millbranch Road
Memphis, TN 38116
February 2 – April 13, 2019
Saturdays 10 am – 3:00 pm (cuts off at 2:00 pm)
*Walk IN ONLY Site

* Southland Mall Super Site
1292 Shelby Drive
Memphis, TN 38116
January 21 – April 19, 2019
Mondays, 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Tuesdays, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm /4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Thursdays, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Fridays, Noon – 7:00 pm
Saturday, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Appointments – Call 2-1-1 (901-415-2790)
Walk-ins Welcome; April 15, 2019 is for WALK INS ONLY

38117
Poplar-White Station Library
5094 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, TN 38117
Friday, February 22, 2019 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Friday, March 22, 2019 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Friday, April 12, 2019 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Appointments – Call 2-1-1
Walk-ins Welcome

38118

Parkway Village Library
4655 Knight Arnold Road
Memphis, TN 38118
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Appointments – Call 2-1-1
Walk-ins Welcome 

National College of Business & Technology – Thousand Oaks Campus
2576 Thousand Oaks Cove
Memphis, TN 38118
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Monday, March 4, 2019 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Appointments – Call 2-1-1 (901-415-2790)
Walk-ins Welcome

*IRS – Memphis Campus VITA Site
5333 Getwell Road Stop 14
Memphis, TN 38118
January 24 – March 28, 2019
Tuesdays, 2:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Thursdays, 2:30 pm – 6:00 pm
* IRS Employees Only*

38122
Hope Works
3337 Summer Avenue
Memphis, TN 38112
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Appointments – Call 2-1-1 (901-415-2790)
Walk-ins Welcome

* St Michael’s Catholic Church
3863 Summer Avenue
Memphis, TN 38122
January 31 – April 11, 2019
Thursdays 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Appointments – Call 2-1-1 (call 901-415-2790)
Walk-ins Welcome
*Spanish translators available

*Highland Heights Church of Christ
3587 Macon Road
Memphis, TN 38122
Saturdays, from February 2 – April 13, 2019 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
*WALK INS ONLY
NO Appointments for this site!

38125

East Shelby Drive Library
7200 E. Shelby Drive
Memphis, TN 38125
Thursday, March 14, 2019 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Monday, April 8, 2019 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Appointments – Call 211
Walk-ins Welcome

38126

Crenshaw Library
531 Vance Avenue
Memphis, TN 38126
Monday, January 28, 2019 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Friday, February 8, 2019 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Monday, March 11, 2019 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Appointments- call 2-1-1 (901-415-2790)
Walk-ins Welcome

38127
* Word of Life Seventh Day Adventist Church
1215 Floyd Avenue
Memphis, TN 38127
January 29 – April 15, 2019
Tuesdays 5:30 pm- 7:00 pm
Sundays Noon – 3:00 pm
Walk-ins Welcome
*(Closed during inclement weather)

Ed Rice Community Center (Impact America FTP Site)
2907 N Watkins St
Memphis, TN 38127
January 25-March 2, 2019
Mondays & Wednesdays from 12:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Fridays from 12:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Saturdays from 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
March 3 – April 15, 2019 Schedule:
Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays from 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Call 844-829-3786 FOR Appointment; WALK INS WELCOME

Frayser Library
3712 Argonne Street
Memphis, TN 38127
Friday, February 1, 2019 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Thursday, February 7, 2019 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Monday, March 4, 2019 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday, March 9, 2019 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Friday, April 5, 2019 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Appointments- call 2-1-1 (901-415-2790)
Walk-ins Welcome

 

38128

Raleigh Library  (Super Site)

3157 Powers Road

Memphis, TN 38128

January 31 – April 16, 2019

Thursday, January 31      1pm – 7pm

Friday, February 1           1:30pm – 5:30pm

Saturday, February 2     10am – 4pm (Walk-ins only)

Tuesday, February 5      10am – 4pm

Wednesday, February 6  10am – 4pm

Thursday, February 7       1pm – 7pm

Friday, February 8          1:30pm – 5:30pm

Saturday, February 9     10am – 5pm

Tuesday, February 12    10am – 4pm

Wednesday, February 13  10am – 4pm

Thursday, February 14     10am – 3pm

Friday, February 15         1:30pm – 5:30 pm

Saturday, February 16     12pm – 5pm

Tuesday, February 19      10am – 4pm

Wednesday, February 20    10am – 4pm

Thursday, February 21        1pm – 7pm

Friday, February 22            1:30pm – 5:30 pm

Saturday, February 23     10am – 4pm (Walk-ins only)

Tuesday, February 26      10am – 4pm

Wednesday, February 27   1pm – 7pm

Thursday, February 28      1pm – 7pm

Friday, March 1               1:30pm – 5:30pm

Saturday, March  2 10am – 4pm (Walk-ins only)

Tuesday, March 5           10am – 4pm

Wednesday, March  6 10am – 4pm

Thursday, March 7         12pm – 7pm

Friday, March 8             1:30pm – 5:30pm

Saturday, March 9        10am – 5pm

Tuesday, March 12       10am – 4pm

Wednesday, March 13   1pm – 7pm

Thursday, March 14      1pm – 7pm

Friday, March 15          1:30pm – 5:30pm

Saturday, March 16     10am – 5pm

Tuesday, March 19      10am – 4pm

Wednesday, March 20  10am – 4pm

Thursday, March 21      1pm – 7pm

Friday, March 22          1:30pm – 5:30pm

Saturday, March 23     10am – 4pm (Walk-ins only)

Tuesday, March 26       4pm – 7pm

Thursday, March 28     1pm – 7pm

Friday, March 29        1:30pm – 5:30pm

Saturday, March 30     10am – 5pm

Tuesday, April 2          11am – 7pm

Wednesday, April 3    10am – 4pm

Friday, April 5           1:30pm – 5:30pm

Saturday, April 6      10am – 4pm (Walk-ins only)

Tuesday, April 9          1pm – 7pm

Wednesday,April 10    1pm – 7pm

Friday, April 12           1:30pm – 5:30pm

Saturday, April 13      10am – 5pm

Monday, April 15       10am – 4pm (Walk-ins only)

Appointments – Call 211 (901-415-2790)

Walk-ins Welcome

 

**Frayser-Raleigh Senior Center

3985 Egypt Central Road
Memphis, TN 38128
Monday, February 11, 2019 and Tuesday, January 26, 2019 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Tuesday, March 5, 2019 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
** Residents and Employees Only **
Appointments taken @ Manager’s office
No Walk-ins – (Not open to the public)

38134

Bartlett Public Library
5884 Stage Road
Memphis, TN 38134
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Appointments – Call 2-1-1
Walk-ins Welcome

*Deaf Connect
6045 Shelby Oaks Drive
Memphis, TN 38134
Friday, February 15, 2019 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Saturday, February 23, 2019 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
*Hearing Impaired Only*
Appointments – Call Summer Chappell 901-278-9307
No Walk-ins

38135

Asha’s Refuge
5645 Spring Lake Road
Memphis, TN 38135
Thursday, January 31, 2019 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Saturday, February 16, 2019 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Friday, March 15, 2019 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Appointments – Call 2-1-1(901-415-2790)
Walk-ins Welcome

Fullview Baptist Church
7121 Memphis Arlington Road
Memphis, TN 38135
February 2 – April 13, 2019
Saturdays 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Appointments – Call 2-1-1 (901-415-2790)
Walk-ins Welcome

38137

*Memphis Center for Independent Living (for persons with disabilities)
5100 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, TN 38137
Thursday, February 21, 2019 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Thursday, March 21,2019 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
*Appointments Call Ms. Sandy at MCIL (901-726-6404)
Walk-ins and Roll-Ins Welcome

38141
Divine Life Church
5270 Riverdale Road
Memphis, TN 38141
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Appointments – Call 2-1-1 (901-415-2790)
Walk-ins Welcome

FAYETTE COUNTY, TN

Fayette County Commission on Aging Senior Enrichment Center
17290 Highway 64
Somerville, TN 38068
February 2 – April 13, 2019
Thursdays 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm  & Saturdays 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Appointments Call 2-1-1 (901-415-2790)
Walk-ins Welcome

Dewitt Community Coalition
3585 Highway 57
Rossville, TN 38066
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Monday, February 25, 2019 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Appointments Call 2-1-1 (901-415-2790)
Walk-ins Welcome

LAUDERDALE COUNTY, TN

University of TN Martin – Ripley Campus
315 S Washington Street
Ripley, TN 38063
January 26 – April 13, 2019
2nd & 4th Saturdays ONLY 8:00 am – Noon; CLOSED March 9 & April 20, 2019
Appointments Call 2-1-1 (901-415-2790)
Walk-ins Welcome

TIPTON COUNTY

Tipton County Public Library
3149 Highway 51 N
Covington, TN 38018
January 28 – April 15, 2019
Mondays & Wednesdays 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Appointments Call 2-1-1 (901-415-2790)
Walk-ins Welcome

CRITTENDEN COUNTY, ARKANSAS

West Memphis City Library
213 N. Avalon Street
West Memphis, AR 72301
January 26 – April 13, 2019
Saturdays 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Appointments Call 2-1-1 (901-415-2790)
Walk-ins Welcome

DESOTO COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

Bancorp South Tax Prep
Longview Heights Baptist Church
4501 Goodman Road
Olive Branch MS 38654
Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:30 pm -6:00 pm
January 29-March 21, 2019; WALK IN ONLY
Site info only 662-892-1640

Brown Missionary Baptist Church – South Campus 
7200 Swinnea Rd (Use Office Entrance, tax help in 300 Wing of Building)
Southaven, MS 38671
January 16 – April 13, 2019
Mondays 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Wednesdays 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturdays 9:00 am – 3:00 pm; WALK IN ONLY

* The Hill @ Hernando
1775 Memphis Street, Suite B Woodland Hills Drive
Hernando, MS 38632
January 26 – April 15, 2019
Mondays, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Wednesdays, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Thursdays, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
*Saturdays, 9:00 am – Noon BY APPOINTMENT ONLY; Call 2-1-1 (901-415-2790)
Call for Appointment or Walk In on Monday, Wednesday or Thursdays
*Saturdays by APPOINTMENT ONLY; No walk ins Accepted on Saturdays

LAFAYETTE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

Lafayette County & Oxford, MS Public Library – WALK IN ONLY
401 Bramlett Boulevard
Oxford, MS 38655
Feb 7-April 9, 2019, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm; WALK IN ONLY
CLOSED for Spring Break March 12 & 14, 2019

TATE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

Senatobia Library
222 Ward Street
Senatobia, MS 38668
Thursdays, January 24, January 31, February 7, February 14, 2019 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Thursday, February 21, 2019 Noon – 6:00 pm
Thursdays, February 28, March 7,  March 14, 2019 Noon – 7:00 pm
Thursday,  March 21, 2019 Noon – 6:00 pm
Thursdays, March 28, April 4, April 11, 2019 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Appointments- call 2-1-1 (901-415-2790)
Walk-ins Welcome

 

TUNICA COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI
R C Irwin Public Library
1285 Kenny Hill Drive
Tunica, MS 38676
January 25 – April 13, 2019
Fridays, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Saturdays 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Appointments Call 2-1-1 (901-415-2790)
Walk-ins Welcome

 

AARP SITES (GIVES PREFERENCE TO 60 AND OLDER BUT WILL SEE OTHERS IF SLOTS AVAILABLE)

WALK IN SITES ONLY (NO APPOINTMENTS)

SHELBY COUNTY

38017

Collierville Burch Library

501 Poplar View Parkway, Collierville 38017
Tuesdays only 10:00 am – 1:30 pm
February 5 – April 9, 2019

38018

Cordova Branch Library
8457 Trinity Rd, Cordova 38018
Thursdays only 10:00 am – 1:30 pm
February 7 – April 11, 2019; CLOSED Thursday, April 4, 2019

38111

Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Avenue

Mondays through Saturdays 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Friday, February 1, 2019 – Monday, April 15, 2019
CLOSED Monday, Feb 18, 2019 (Presidents’ Day) and Thursday, April 4, 2019 (MLK Jr. Memorial Day).
(3rd Floor Business/Sciences Department); Sign in sheet put up every day around 6:00 pm on front door

Saturday, April 13, 2019 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Monday, April 15, 2019 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
(Meeting Rooms A, B & C)

38134

Bartlett Branch Library

Mondays & Tuesdays 10:00am — 1:30pm
Monday, Feb 4 – Monday, April 15, 2019

CLOSED Monday, Feb 18, 2019 (Presidents’ Day)

DESOTO COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

BJ Chain Public Library
6619 Highway 2305
Olive Branch, MS 38654
Fridays 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
February 8 – April 12, 2019

M.R. Davis Public Library
8554 Northwest Drive
Southaven MS 38671
Mondays 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (last person taken at 3pm)
February 4 – April 15, 2019

 

 

 

ALL TAX FILERS at the AARP and FTP sites MUST bring
1. Their Social Security Cards OR
2. An earnings statement from Social Security (1099-SSA) OR
3. A Medicare card with the letter “A” after the number which reflects they are getting benefits under their own record.

General filing information

What documents do I need to bring with me to get my taxes filed?

The IRS has prepared a list of documents needed by tax preparers:
https://www.irs.gov/Individuals/Checklist-for-Free-Tax-Return-Preparation

AARP and FTP tax preparers can prepare tax returns with the following forms:

  • Wages, salaries, etc. (Form W-2)
  • Interest Income (Form 1099-INT)
  • Dividends Received (Form 1099-DIV)
  • State Tax Refunds (Form 1099-G)
  • Unemployment Benefits (Form 1099-G)
  • IRA Distributions (Form 1099-R)
  • Pension Income (Forms 1099-R, RRB-1099, CSA-1099)
  • Social Security Benefits (Form SSA-1099)
  • Simple Capital Gain/Loss (Form 1099-B)
  • Sale of Home (Form 1099-S) limited
  • Self-employed Income (Form 1099-MISC) limited
  • Gambling Winnings (Form W-2G)
  • Cancellation of Debt (Form 1099-C) limited
  • Health Savings Accounts (Form 1099-SA) limited
  • Itemized Deductions limited
  • Education Credits (Form 1098-T)
  • Child Tax Credit
  • Earned Income Credit
  • ACA Statements (Forms 1095-A, B or C)

AARP and FTP tax preparers can NOT prepare tax returns with the following forms:

  • Schedule C with losses
  • Complicated Schedule D (capital gains and losses)
  • Form SS-5 (request for Social Security Number)
  • Form 4684 (casualty and theft loss)
  • Form 8606 (non-deductible IRA)*  AARP can assist with Part 1 of this form ONLY. 
  • Form 8615 (minor’s investment income)
  • Form SS-8 (determination of worker status for purposes of federal employment taxes and income tax withholding)
  • Parts 4 & 5 of Form 8962 (Premium Tax Credits)

What if I want to file my taxes myself online?
https://www.irs.gov/Filing/E-File-Options

If your household income is less than $66,000, you can also go to the My Free taxes site sponsored by United Way Worldwide and H & R Block to find free tax filing software:
http://www.unitedway.org/myfreetaxes/

What if I’m not eligible for the free tax filing but need someone to file my taxes for me?
https://www.irs.gov/Tax-Professionals/Choosing-a-Tax-Professional

Where can I get the paper tax forms?
The IRS is moving toward e-filing, and is moving away from the use of paper forms. In early 2019, the IRS will make forms for the 2018 tax year available on its website at https://www.irs.gov/Forms-&-Pubs . Note that there are also accessible tax forms and publications that can be downloaded or viewed online in text-only, Braille ready files, browser-friendly HTML, accessible PDF, and large print. Also, IRS eBooks for mobile devices are provided in the ePub format at that same site.

Following the most expansive tax law changes in 30 years, the IRS has created a shorter, simpler Form 1040 for the 2019 tax season. The new Form 1040 will replace the current Form 1040 as well as the Form 1040A and the Form 1040EZ.

The new Form 1040 uses a “building block” approach, in which the tax return is reduced to a simple form. That form can be supplemented with additional schedules if needed. Taxpayers with straightforward tax situations would only need to file this new 1040 with no additional schedules.

A limited number of a very few tax forms — 1040, schedules for the new 1040 form, and the instructions for those forms – will be made available from the IRS for distribution through public libraries in early 2019 AS SOON AS THEY ARE SENT BY THE IRS.   Customers may also be able to make copies of other needed paper tax forms through asking for assistance at the public service desk. Librarians will let you know if a reference copy of the form you need is available for copying, or if you will need to print it from the IRS website.  Copies of the most popular forms will be available for copying at the Central Library (Business/Sciences desk on third floor).  Copies may also be available at library branches; call the branch ahead of time to confirm availability.

Where do I send my paper tax forms?
Tennessee:  https://www.irs.gov/filing/tennessee-where-to-file-addresses-for-taxpayers-and-tax-professionals

Arkansas: https://www.irs.gov/filing/arkansas-where-to-file-addresses-for-taxpayers-and-tax-professionals

Mississippi: https://www.irs.gov/filing/mississippi-where-to-file-addresses-for-taxpayers-and-tax-professionals

How can I get a copy of my tax return?
Tax preparers at the AARP and FTP sites will provide tax filers a copy of their tax return once it is completed and submitted.  If you need a replacement copy, you will need to go back to the site where your 2018 taxes were filed.  AARP sites can also provide tax filers a copy of their 2017 returns IF the return was filed at that particular site.

Tax filers can also order copies of tax returns and transcripts of tax returns from the IRS.   For information on ordering copies of tax returns from the IRS, see https://www.irs.gov/uac/about-form-4506    Note that there is a $50 charge for each return and the IRS says they can take up to 75 days to process such requests.

The IRS can also provide a Tax Return Transcript for many returns free of charge.  The transcript provides most of the line entries from the original tax return and usually contains the information that a third party (such as a mortgage company) requires.  See Form 4506-T, Request for Transcript of Tax Return, on the IRS website, or you can request transcripts by phone (1-800-908-9946) or mail.   For more information, see  https://www.irs.gov/individuals/tax-return-transcript-types-and-ways-to-order-them .

How can I contact the IRS?

For general tax information, call 1-800-829-1040.  For information about the status of your tax refund, go to https://www.irs.gov/Refunds .  You will need to provide your social security number, filing status and amount of refund.

The IRS Where’s My Refund? link at  https://www.irs.gov/refunds and the IRS2Go app will be updated with projected deposit dates for early EITC and ACTC refund filers, (this year EITC refunds will not be available until February 27, 2019 or later); usually toward the end of February.  Taxpayers will not see a refund date on Where’s My Refund? or through their filing software until then.

IF you are not waiting for EITC or ACTC refunds and it has been more than 21 days since you filed your taxes electronically (or someone else did so electronically for you), OR it has been more than 6 weeks since you mailed your paper return, you can call 1-800-829-0922 to check on the status of your refund.

The Memphis office is located at 22 North Front Street in the Falls Building and is generally open Monday – Friday, 8:30 Am – 4:30 PM.  IRS staff do NOT provide free tax preparation assistance.  Here is a list of the services available at that office: https://www.irs.gov/uac/Services-Provided-FOUR

Many tax-related questions are answered on the IRS website at https://www.irs.gov/