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 14th of April 2023. 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:
Parma Powers Branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library, 6996 Powers Blvd., Parma, OH 44129. Appointments on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM. To make an appointment, go to the Parma Powers Library and complete sign-up book or call 440-885-5362.
Strongsville Methodist Church (new site), 13500 Royalton Rd, Strongsville, OH 44136. Appointments on Mondays from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. To make an appointment go to the Church and complete sign-up book or call (440) 238-6135.
Brook Park United Methodist Church, 6220 Smith Road, Brook Park, OH 44142. Appointments on 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. Appointments on Mondays and Tuesdays from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM. To make an appointment, go to the Middleburg Heights Library and complete sign-up book or call 440-234-3600.
North Royalton Branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library, 5071 Wallings Road, North Royalton, OH 44133. Appointments on Wednesdays from 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM.To make an appointment, go to the North Royalton Library and complete sign-up book or call 440-237-3800.
Brecksville Branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library, 9089 Brecksville Road, Brecksville, OH 44141. Appointments on 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.
We are opening fewer sites than in past years due to a reduced number of volunteers. Appointments will be taken starting the first week of January 2023 except for Parma Powers, which will start January 9, 2023. Availability of appointments is subject to the status of the Covid-19 pandemic. We anticipate using both in-person and drop-off (necessitating a return visit to the site to finalize them) processes to prepare returns.
Please bring to your appointments copies of your Federal and Ohio 2021 and 2020 returns; 2022 forms W-2, 1099, and 1098; social security cards or statements 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.
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.