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.
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 https://www.irs.gov/.
To learn more about what is happening at your neighborhood BPL branches go to www.bossierlibrary.org.
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“The Italian Wife” by Kate Furnivall
“Like Family” by Paolo Giordano
“Dark Turns” by Cate Holahan
“The Golem of Paris” by Jonathan Kellerman
“The Painter’s Daughter” by Julie Klassen
“It’s. Nice. Outside.” by Jim Kokoris
“The Boys from Eighth and Carpenter” by Tome Mendicino
“The Curse of Jacob Tracy” by Holly Messinger
“Copygirl” by Anne Mitchael
“Things Not Seen” by Jon Bloom
“Superforecasting” by Philip E. Tetlock
“Paying for College: Without Going Broke” by Kalman A. Chany
“Ending Medical Reversal” by Vinayak K. Prasad
“Cooking Like a Master Chef” by Graham Elliot
“Home” by Ellen DeGeneres
“Sounds Like Me” by Sara Bareilles
“Above the Line” by Urban Meyer
“Concussion” by Jeanne Mare Laskas
“Thomas Jefferson” by Brian Kilmeade
Vickie Hardin is Associate Director of Public Relations for Bossier Parish Library. She can be reached at email@example.com