Free Income Tax Preparation Help Available

January 30, 2019 | Adult Services

Albany Public Library should be your first stop for income tax assistance and resources this tax season.

On select days from Feb. 6 through April 3, the library’s Washington Ave. Branch, Arbor Hill/West Hill Branch, and Delaware Branch provide free federal income tax preparation services. Appointments, which are made by calling 211, are available at various dates and times.

All tax help at APL branches is by appointment only and must be scheduled by calling the United Way 2-1-1 hotline. (The individual branches cannot schedule appointments.)

Albany Public Library branches also stock basic New York State and federal forms for individual filers. Details and other tax resources can be found online.

For more information about tax assistance and resources, please call (518) 427-4303. (Tax help appointments cannot be scheduled through this number.)

The income tax preparation services are provided by APL’s partners—volunteers from the Internal Revenue Service Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program and the AARP Tax-Aide program.

APL’s tax program provides a valuable service to the community. Every year, more than 1,500 people get their taxes prepared for free at Albany Public Library resulting in over $2 million in refunds back to the community.

Stephanie Simon

Stephanie Simon is manager of APL's Communication and Creative Services Department, which provides content and information for the library's website, social media, publications, videos, podcasts, and other outlets. Stephanie also manages APL's public relations and marketing efforts.