Library: AARP tax service will set up at Bossier Central Library


It is that time again when we have to swallow the bitter pill of preparing our taxes. The good news is the AARP Tax Service will set up in the conference room again this year at the Bossier Central Library. They will be open for business beginning February 1st through April 18th from 9a.m. until 2p.m. Monday –Friday. Because there is a Federal Holiday on Friday, April 15th they are extending the date to Monday, April 18th.

AARP offers this service free of charge on a first come, first serve basis with experienced volunteers to prepare your taxes. Please be prepared to wait because the line tends to be very long. The library doors will open at 9a.m.

Tax Forms will be filed electronically. You will need to bring all pertinent information with you such as a driver’s license or other identification and any paperwork necessary to prepare your taxes such as Form W-2 from employers and Form 1099 from banks and other sources of income you may have.

Vickie Hardin is Associate Director of Public Relations for Bossier Parish Library.
Vickie Hardin is Associate Director of Public Relations for Bossier Parish Library.

Because library employees are not skilled in providing tax information they will not be able to offer tax advice or answer questions concerning anyone’s taxes however, patrons may sign up to use library computers to research information about filing taxes. The website for the IRS is

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Vickie Hardin is Associate Director of Public Relations for Bossier Parish Library. She can be reached at