Free tax help available to elderly and low-income taxpayers in Athens


ATHENS, Ala. – The Athens-Limestone Public Library and Retired Senior Volunteer Program are teaming up to help elderly and low-income taxpayers file their taxes electronically.

Help will be available by appointment only from Feb. 1-Apr. 15 at the Athens-Limestone Public Library (603 S. Jefferson St., Athens).

To schedule an appointment, call RSVP at (256) 232-7207.

In the month of February, appointments can be made Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 10:15 a.m.-4 p.m. In March, appointments can be Monday and Thursday from 10:15-4 p.m.

Here’s a list of what to bring to the tax appointment:

  • Government-issued photo ID for filer and spouse (if married)
  • Social Security Cards and birth dates for all dependents (if any)
  • A copy of last year’s federal and state tax returns, if available
  • All W-2 and 1099 forms
  • Forms 1095-A, B or C (ACA Statements)
  • Information for other income (if any)
  • Information for all deductions (including charitable contributions)
  • Proof of checking account information and bank’s routing number
  • Total paid to daycare provider and their tax ID number (if applicable)
  • Notice 1444 and 1444-B (Economic Impact Payments)

If married and filing jointly, both spouses need to be present.

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