AARP Tax Aide - Free Tax Preparation

The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program will be getting underway again this year starting the first week in February and ending the 15th of April 2022. This IRS-supported FREE tax service is offered on a non-discriminatory basis without consideration of race, religion, gender, disability, or sexual orientation. We give special attention to those with low or moderate incomes and/or aged 60 and older. Taxpayers do NOT have to be retired or a member of AARP. 

Tax-Aide sites in southwest Cuyahoga County are located at:
 
Brecksville Branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library, 9089 Brecksville Road, Brecksville, OH  44141.  Open Fridays from 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM.  To make an appointment, go to the Brecksville Library and complete sign-up book or call 440-526-1102.

Brook Park United Methodist Church,
6220 Smith Road, Brook Park, OH  44142.  Open Thursdays from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.  Call 216-676-4738 Wednesdays through Fridays from 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM for an appointment.
 
Middleburg Heights Branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library, 16699 Bagley Road, Middleburg Heights, OH 44130.  Open Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM.  To make an appointment, go to the Middleburg Heights Library and complete sign-up book.
 
North Royalton Branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library, 5071 Wallings Road, North Royalton, OH 44133. Open Wednesdays from 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM. To make an appointment, go to the North Royalton Library and complete sign-up book.
 
Parma Branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library, 6996 Powers Blvd., Parma, OH 44129. Open Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM. To make an appointment, go to the Parma Library and complete sign-up book or call 440-885-5362.
 
We are opening fewer sites than in past years due to a reduced number of volunteers. Appointments will be taken starting the first week (second week for Brook Park Methodist) of January 2022. Availability of appointments is subject to the status of the Covid-19 pandemic.
 
Please bring to your appointments copies of your Federal and Ohio 2020 and 2019 returns; 2021 forms W-2, 1099, and 1098; social security cards for all persons on your tax return; a picture ID (i.e., a valid driver’s license) for you and your spouse, and any IRS or Ohio Tax correspondence. We anticipate using a drop-off process to prepare returns, necessitating a return visit to the site to finalize them.

Stephen Donovan

Retired CPA and Audit Manager for the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.  Currently volunteer District Coordinator for the AARP Foundation's Tax Aide Program in southwest Cuyahoga County. We prepare free tax returns for low and moderate income taxpayers with special attention to senior citizens.

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Volume 14, Issue 1, Posted 1:06 PM, 01.03.2022