Jefferson County Public Libraries and AARP Partner to Provide Free Tax Help

Appointments can be reserved beginning January 3, 2023

Get free tax help from AARP IRS-certified volunteers who offer free tax counseling and preparation services to millions of taxpayers with special attention to elderly and low-to-moderate income taxpayers. Free tax counseling appointments are available between February 2 - April 8.

Registration is required and begins January 3. After you register, it is important that you complete an intake form prior to your appointment. Please print your own, or visit the Library to pick up a printed copy.

AARP asks that you use the following checklist as a reminder of the items you need to bring to your appointment.

Bring to ALL appointments:

  1. Previous year's tax return(s).
  2. All W-2 statements for 2022.
  3. Social Security cards (or photocopies) for yourself and any dependents. We cannot accept memorized SS numbers or SS numbers from prior returns.
  4. Photo ID for each taxpayer.
  5. ITIN cards (or photocopies) for any member of your household who has an ITIN instead of an SSN.
  6. A check or a copy of a check (not a deposit slip) for the bank account that you intend to use for direct deposit for any refund. Numbers from debit cards won't work.
  7. Identity Protection PIN (IP PIN) (for each individual if applicable).
  8. A filled out Intake Form. Print your own, or pick up at any library location.

Bring to your appointment, IF applicable:

  1. All Form 1099s received for 2022.
  2. Affordable Care Act Form 1095A, if you bought health insurance through healthcare.gov or a state exchange such as Connect for Health Colorado.
  3. List of medical, charitable and tax payments made in 2022. For each vehicle tax payment, bring the Tax and Fee Receipt section of the 2022 registration receipt.
  4. Real estate tax statement ("2021 Property Taxes Due in 2022").
  5. Sales receipt, if you bought a new or used car in 2022.
  6. W2-Gs for any gambling winnings, with a record or your gambling losses.
  7. Brokerage statements for stocks or mutual funds.
  8. IRS Letter 6419, if you received child tax credit payments in 2022.
  9. If you applied for Colorado State Property Tax Credit rebates (104PTC), please bring proof of any property tax you paid directly in 2022, rent receipts for 2022, heating costs for 2022, and Colorado Driver’s License or CO photo ID card.

AARP would also like to remind you that they are unable to assist with the following tax returns:

  • Returns for other states (but they can prepare part-year CO returns).
  • Returns involving rental income, except for land (i.e. farmland) or incidental use of your main home (15 days or less during the year).
  • Returns for small businesses that had employees, contract help, depreciation, home office expenses or inventory.
  • Returns for someone who owned any virtual currency in 2022, even if none was bought or sold in 2022.
  • Returns involving a casualty loss, anyone who experienced bankruptcy during 2022 or anyone in the military or active reserve during 2022.

Registration is required and begins January 3. Appointments can be made online, at the Library or by calling 303-235-5275. Browse our Tax Featured Guide for more related resources and services.