Tax Help at the Library

It's hard to believe it's already tax season again. Tax day is Tuesday, April 17th this year. It's time to gather all of your documents and forms. Though the IRS will not be sending out print forms to the library, you can still print off forms there. All you need is a valid library card to use our computers.

There are a lot of changes this year, due to "The Tax Cut and Jobs Act." Tax brackets have changed; deductions have changed; some former exemptions can no longer be claimed; and some credits have altered or disappeared. For more information, and a side-by-side comparison of the tax code before and after the law, Factcheck.org has a detailed breakdown here: https://www.factcheck.org/2017/12/guide-tax-changes/.

Taxes can be confusing, stressful, and downright awful. Luckily, there are great organizations that can help navigate the thicket. One of those is AARP. As in years past, the library will host AARP to help individuals with their taxes through February, March, and April. Both the Northern Resource Center (serving Belton, Raymore, & Peculiar) and the Harrisonville Branch will have AARP representatives available every week. Tax help is available by appointment only, and they are accepting appointments now.

Harrisonville
Wednesdays & Thursdays from February 7th to April 12th.
Call 816-372-4473 to make an appointment.

Northern Resource Center
Mondays from February 5th to April 16th.
Call 816-425-4669 to make an appointment.

Library staff cannot give any tax advice or suggestions on which form(s) you may need, but AARP may be able to help. Call and make an appointment today!