Tax Resources

HPL Tax Resources

Several HPL locations offer free tax help provided by dedicated AARP volunteers. Please check this page for locations, tax forms and what you need to bring to file your tax. 

2016 Tax Forms
Only a few HPL locations receive selected tax forms. They typically arrive in early February. Tax forms are always available electronically on the IRS website. Some forms are available for photocopying. 

Reproducible forms from previous years are also available online as well as at a few HPL locations (see the table below; check with the individual location first for years available).

We do not receive 1099 forms. You may view and/or print them from the IRS website

Library customers may also use public computers with Internet access available at all HPL locations to access tax forms via IRS's website. 

Following forms are available at select locations: (some locations may not have instruction booklets)

Form Type Location
Form 1040
U.S. Individual Income Tax Return
Central, Flores, Heights, Hillendahl, Jungman, Kendall, McGovern-Stella Link, Park Place, Ring and Young
1040 Instructions Central, Flores, Heights, Hillendahl, Jungman, Kendall, McGovern-Stella Link, Park Place, Ring and Young
Form 1040 A
U.S. Individual Income Tax Return
Central, Flores, Heights, Hillendahl, Jungman, Kendall, McGovern-Stella Link, Ring and Young
1040 A Instructions Central, Flores, Heights, Hillendahl, Jungman, Kendall, McGovern-Stella Link, Park Place, Ring and Young
Form 1040 EZ
Income Tax Return for Single and Joint Filers With No Dependents
Central, Flores, Heights, Hillendahl, Jungman, Kendall, McGovern-Stella Link, Ring and Young
1040 EZ Instructions Central, Flores, Heights, Hillendahl, Jungman, Kendall, McGovern-Stella Link, Park Place, Ring and Young
Reproducible Forms Central, Flores, Heights, Hillendahl, Jungman, Kendall and Ring

AARP Tax Preparation Help
From Wednesday, February 1 through Tuesday, April 18, 2017, the AARP Tax-Aide program offers free one-on-one counseling and assistance with preparing basic tax forms, including the 1040, 1040A, 1040EZ and other standard schedules. Houston Public Library in partnership with AARP will be offering free income tax return assistance at various HPL locations listed below. Check the Events calendar for a location near you. 

What to bring with you:

  • Copy of last year’s income tax return(s)
  • W-2 forms from each employer (s)
  • Unemployment compensation statements
  • SSA-1099 form if you were paid Social Security benefits
  • All 1099 forms (1099-INT, 1099-DIV, 1099-B, etc.) showing interest and/or dividends and documentation showing original purchase price of sold assets
  • 1099-misc. showing any miscellaneous income
  • 1099-R form if you received a pension or annuity
  • All forms indicating federal income tax paid
  • Dependent care provider information (name, employer, ID, Social Security number)
  • All receipts or canceled checks if itemizing deductions
  • Social Security cards or other official documentation for yourself and all dependents

AARP Free Tax Help Locations & Times:
Appointments are not necessary. All sessions are offered on a first come, first serve basis. You may experience a long wait.

Check with the individual library for date and time before your visit.

Free Tax Return Preparation
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