2024 AARP Tax Aide at TRL

Need help getting ready for tax season? AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) is offering its free Tax Aide preparation services at several TRL libraries in 2024!

AARP Tax Aide provides tax assistance free of charge with no upper or lower income or age limits and no requirement to be an AARP member! AARP Tax Aide volunteers are trained and IRS-certified every year, so you can rest assured that you are receiving expert help in preparing your taxes. 

AARP Tax Aide volunteers will prepare any federal tax return that falls within the scope of their training which includes most items on Form 1040. Some of the items that are out of scope include rental property income (except land only), farm income, certain income items on Schedule K-1, moving expenses, casualty and theft losses, the Alternative Minimum Tax and loss from a self-employment business. 

Make sure you bring all your tax documents and identification with you! AARP has all the information you need about what to bring.

If AARP Tax Aide is not being offered at your library this year, visit the official AARP Tax Aide Locator to find other locations where it may be offered.

Have you checked if you’re eligible for the Working Families Tax Credit? The Working Families Tax Credit is an annual cash refund for eligible Washingtonians. Check if you might be eligible today at https://dor.wa.gov/wftc and find out more about the program at Frequently asked questions | Washington State Working Families Tax Credit!

No appointment needed.

Wednesday, February 28th from 2-6pm.

AARP will be offering Facilitated Self Assistance (patron prepares their own tax return and AARP is there to help).

Appointment required. 

February 3—April 6 

1st and 3rd Saturdays, Noon-5pm 

Stop by or call the Hoodsport Library at (360) 877-9339 to make an appointment.

See the events calendar for more information.

Appointment requested; walk-ins accepted as can be accommodated. 

February 1 - April 13 

Thursdays & Saturdays, 11am-4pm

AARP will start taking appointments on January 16, 2024 for tax preparation starting February 1, 2024 at Lacey Library. (Library staff will not be making appointments for patrons at this location.) There are three ways to make an appointment:

    1. Call the AARP appointment line at 360-474-3869 and leave a message.
    2.  Make an appointment on the AARP Thurston tax help website at https://taxaidewa20.org/online/, opens a new window
    3. Walk in during open hours. AARP will accept same-day walk-ins only if an appointment slot is available and at least one hour remains before tax aide finishes for the day.

Appointment required. 

February 6—April 9 

1st, 3rd, and 4th Tuesdays: 10am-4pm 

2nd Tuesdays: Noon-4pm 

Call Belfair AARP to make an appointment at 360-358-2746.

Walk-ins only, no appointment needed. 

February 7—April 17 

Wednesdays, 10:30am-3pm 

Sign up is on a first-come, first-served basis the day of each session. Library staff will not be making appointments for patrons at this location.

Appointment required. 

February 10—April 13 

2nd, 4th, and 5th Saturdays, 9:30am-3pm 

Stop by or call the Shelton Library at (360) 426-1362 to make an appointment.

See the events calendar for more information. 

Registration required. 

February 6—April 9 

Tuesdays, Noon-4pm 

See the event calendar entries for more information about how to register. (Appointment info will be updated on January 22.)

AARP Tax Aide Locator  

For information about other places that offer free AARP tax preparation assistance, visit AARP’s official Tax Aide Locator.