Although we opened later than usual this year, we are up and running—with a new process that takes about a week to complete and starts with an appointment for curbside service. The new process is designed to ensure safety for both taxpayers and volunteers.
Tax-Aide packets (with instructions for making appointments and completing required paperwork) are available at the Mounce Library in Bryan and the Ringer Library in College Station. A third site at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Brenham is fully booked for the season.
Because of winter storms, the IRS has given Texas residents an extension until June 15 to file tax returns and make payments. At this time, the local Tax-Aide sites will stop scheduling new clients on April 7, so we encourage taxpayers to file early. Taxpayers will be able to defer payment of amounts owed until June 15. See the website https://bcstaxaide.com for information and any schedule updates.
with locations in Bryan, College Station, and Brenham
Tax-Aide will be using a new process for preparing tax returns in 2021. The service continues to be free. To help us protect your health and the security of your documents, we ask that you follow the steps below:
About a week after your appointment, your income tax return will be ready to pick up; or it can be transferred to you through a secure electronic system. During the week, an AARP tax preparer will call you to make sure they understand your tax situation. After you review your tax return and sign to give approval, we will file it electronically with the IRS.
Now to get started, click on the link to download the file, save it on your computer, and open it with the free Reader at https://get.adobe.com/reader/. The file is over 50 pages. We suggest that you view it on your screen and just print those pages that you need. Some of the forms are fillable so you can type in the responses and then print those pages.
In the process of preparing your tax return, Tax-Aide volunteers will need to contact you to get more information and later to go over your preliminary return. The attached document explains how to respond when you receive a meeting request by email or phone call.