We previously advertised that we would cease booking scanning appointments after April 7 and close April 15. That was before IRS extended the filing deadline in Texas to June 15.
Because of the high demand, we are extending our preparation season to close on April 30. However, because we must allow a week to prepare the tax returns, we will not be able to set any initial appointments for intake after April 23. That last week of April we will be delivering finished tax returns.
Participants must first obtain a Tax-Aide packet at the Mounce Library in Bryan or the Ringer Library in College Station. The enclosed instructions explain how to schedule a curbside appointment to have their tax documents scanned for the preparers.
During that initial appointment, taxpayers wait in their cars while a volunteer scans their documents into Tax-Aide’s secure computers. Each tax return is prepared offsite and will be ready a week later for curbside pick-up. By minimizing in-person contact, this process helps protect the health of both Tax-Aide clients and volunteers.
After Tax-Aide closes, taxpayers can explore the free filing options offered by the IRS on the web at https://IRS.gov/freefile. This year, Texas residents have until June 15 to file their income tax returns, because of the deadline extension granted by the IRS after our state’s winter storm disaster.