The 2023 tax filing season is here.

Once again, Brazos Valley volunteers with the AARP Foundation’s Tax-Aide program will prepare income tax returns at no cost for area seniors and those in need. The service is available–by appointment only–at three nearby sites: the Mounce Public Library in Bryan, the Ringer Public Library in College Station, and in Brenham.

To receive this valuable service, here’s what to know and what to do.

Obtain a Tax-Aide packet. You may obtain a printed packet at each of the service sites or use one of the links below to download the appropriate packet. Complete the enclosed forms and assemble your tax documents (W-2s, 1099s, etc.) BEFORE coming to your appointment. Be sure to watch for documents that come in the mail, as we must have them to file your taxes.

Go here to download the Tax-Aide packet for the Bryan and College Station sites. This is the same packet that is now available for pick up at the libraries. If you are going to the Brenham site, download this packet. It’s the same as what you would pick up at the Church office.

Here is a fillable Intake booklet that you can download, save as a PDF by clicking the download arrow, open with Adobe Acrobat Reader (free program), complete on your computer, and print to bring to your appointment.

To download a worksheet for Itemizing Deductions (Schedule A), go here. With the higher Standard Deduction, more taxpayers find it advantageous to take the Standard Deduction rather than itemize.

If you are self-employed or received form 1099-NEC, you will find this worksheet to be helpful. The second page contains more information for gig drivers.

If you or your dependents are in college, then you will want to see if you are eligible for education credits. Start here.

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