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Community members can schedule appointments for free tax preparation assistance from the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) starting Wednesday, Jan. 17, by visiting stillwaterok.gov/LibraryTaxes, calling the library’s Help Desk at (405) 372-3633 x8106 or stopping by the library in person during regular hours. There are a limited number of appointments available, so anyone with the ability to prepare their taxes by alternative methods should consider doing so to ensure enough appointments for those in the community who rely on this service the most.
Everyone who signs up must stop by the library to pick up an intake packet and complete it before their scheduled appointment time. The packet includes a list of all documentation that individuals must bring to the appointment.
Intake appointments (when individuals will come with their prepared intake packets to meet one-on-one with an AARP Tax-Aide) take place on Mondays, starting on Monday, Feb. 5, and ending the week of Monday, April 8. Appointments last approximately 20 minutes. The first appointment of the day begins at 9:20 a.m., and the last one will be at 12:40 p.m. Those getting assistance will need to be available to pick up their completed taxes on Friday at the same time they had their intake appointment.
Individuals can also find information about free file options and updates about the arrival of paper federal tax forms (Oklahoma does not send the library any paper forms) on the library’s tax page.
The Stillwater Public Library is located at 1107 S. Duck St. Library hours are Monday- Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.