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All About Taxes and e-filing!

tax retirement incomeCurrently all our tax assistance appointments are filled.   

For other locations offering tax assistance visit Onondaga County Public Library Tax Assistance Site page or United Way's myfreetaxes.com

The library is a site for VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance).  The VITA program offers free tax help to people who generally make $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities, the elderly and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals.

Appointments are required.  One hour slots - appointments should take about an hour.  Wednesdays, Feb 22, Mar 15, 22, 29 • 5-8:00pm and Thursday, April 6 • 5:30-8:30

Click READ MORE below to see what items you wiill need to bring to your appointment.

What you'll need to bring:

An email address

Proof of identification (photo ID)
A copy of last year’s federal and state returns, if available
Proof of bank account routing and account numbers for direct deposit such as a blank check
Social Security cards for you, your spouse and dependents
Birth dates for you, your spouse and dependents on the tax return

Wage and earning statements (Form W-2, W-2G, 1099-R,1099-Misc) from all employers
Interest and dividend statements from banks (Forms 1099)

All Forms 1095, Health Insurance Statements
Health Insurance Exemption Certificate, if received
Total paid for daycare provider and the daycare provider's tax identifying number such as their Social Security number or business Employer Identification Number
Forms 1095-A, B or C, Affordable Health Care Statements
Copies of income transcripts from IRS and state, if applicable

An Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) assignment letter may be substituted for you, your spouse and your dependents if you do not have a Social Security number
Proof of foreign status, if applying for an ITIN

To file taxes electronically on a married-filing-joint tax return, both spouses must be present to sign the required forms


This year, due to IRS budget cuts, the library will have a very limited number of tax forms and instruction books.

You can request forms and instruction books from the IRS at:
IRS.gov/orderforms - to order tax products to be delivered by mail
1-800-829-3676 - to order tax products to be delivered by mail

To order NYS tax forms Call: (518)457-5431 or download them online at http://www.tax.ny.gov/forms/default.htm

The forms we do get will be located in a rack in front of the security desk. We will have a dedicated computer connected directly to the IRS & NYS Tax website that you can print forms for 10¢ a page.  

Do it Yourself FREE FILING   - MyFreeTaxes.com & OLT.com 

For people who prefer to prepare their taxes themselves, this free online portal is the perfect solution. It is a fast, easy and secure way for working families and individuals who made $64,000 or less in 2016 to file their federal and state taxes online for free--and it will ensure they get their refunds quickly.

AARP Tax-Aide Will Not be Available at Liverpool Public Library Unfortunately, AARP will not be providing their tax-aide service at the library for the upcoming income tax season.  AARP has been unable to find the people needed to complete the training and the commitment in hours required. Visit the AARP website.If you are interested in becoming a local AARP Tax-Aide volunteer, call (956)519-1267 or go to www.aarp.org/taxaide.