Tax-Aide at the Library

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free tax preparation service, especially for those age 50 and older, at our Newport and Cold Spring branches.

Tax-Aide

Tax-Aide’s IRS-certified volunteers are available to prepare individual tax returns from:

  • 11 am – 2 pm Tuesdays, Feb.16 – May 4 at our Newport Branch
  • 4 – 6:30 pm Thursdays, Feb. 18 – May 6 at our Cold Spring Branch

For 2021, Tax-Aide is scheduling appointments and scanning tax documents onto their equipment to then prepare offsite.

Bring all of the following documents (as applicable) for you and your spouse, if married filing joint return, to ensure Tax-Aide will be able to provide tax assistance:

  • Picture ID (for you and your spouse if married filing joint return)
  • Social Security documentation (for all those listed on the tax return)
  • Copy of last year’s income tax return
  • W-2 forms from each employer
  • Unemployment compensation statements
  • All 1099 forms
  • Dependent care provider information
  • Receipts if itemizing deductions
  • Bank documents for direct deposit of refund

We are unable to accept walk-in appointments this year. An appointment is required.

Please see the sections below for how to schedule an appointment at each branch.

Newport Branch

Our Newport Branch has four appointments available each hour for a maximum of 12 appointments each Tuesday.

To register for an appointment, click the date in the table below that you would like to schedule an appoint for and complete the registration form. Note your desired time in the “Special Needs” box of the form.

The time options are:

  • 11 am, 11:15, 11:30, 11:45
  • Noon, 12:15, 12:30, 12:45
  • 1 pm, 1:15, 1:30, 1:45

Be sure to provide your best contact phone number and a library staff member will call to verify the actual time of your appointment. You may also call 859-572-5035, ext. 9, and leave your name, contact number and your preferred date and time to schedule an appointment. Again, a library staff member will call to verify the actual time of your appointment.

After meeting with a Tax-Aide volunteer, you will be scheduled to return within two weeks, between 2 and 3 pm on a Tuesday, to sign your tax documents through the library’s curbside service. On your scheduled date and time, return to our Newport Branch and pull into one of our five curbside pickup spots, call the number on the curbside sign and tell the library staff member that you are there to sign your tax documents. Provide your name and cell phone number. A Tax-Aide representative will be out to assist you.

For those having taxes prepared on April 13, Tax-Aide will bring you back on Saturday, April 17, between 1 and 5 pm to sign your taxes.

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Tuesday, April 6Tuesday, May 4
Tuesday, April 13
Tuesday, April 20
Tuesday, April 27

Cold Spring Branch

Our Cold Spring Branch has two to three appointments available each hour for a maximum of eight appointments each Thursday.

There is also an appointment on Wednesday, May 5.

To register for an appointment, click the date in the table below that you would like to schedule an appoint for and complete the registration form. Note your desired time in the “Special Needs” box of the form.

The time options are:

  • 4 pm, 4:15, 4:45
  • 5 pm, 5:15, 5:45
  • 6 pm, 6:15

Be sure to provide your best contact phone number and a library staff member will call to verify the actual time of your appointment. You may also call 859-781-6166, ext. 9, and leave your name, contact number, and your preferred date and time to schedule an appointment. Again, a library staff member will call to verify the actual time of your appointment.

After meeting with a Tax-Aide volunteer, you will be scheduled to return within two weeks, between 5 and 6 pm on a Thursday, to sign your tax documents through the library’s curbside service. On your scheduled date and time, return to our Cold Spring Branch and pull into one of our five curbside pickup spots, call the number on the curbside sign and tell the library staff member that you are there to sign your tax documents. Provide your name and cell phone number. A Tax-Aide representative will be out to assist you.

For those having taxes prepared on April 8, Tax-Aide will bring you back on Thursday, April 15, between 5 and 6 pm to sign your taxes. They will not be taking new appointments on April 15.

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Thursday, April 8
Thursday, April 15
Thursday, April 22
Thursday, April 29

Brighton Center

As an alternative to the Tax-Aide service at our Newport and Cold Spring branches, you can also receive help through the Brighton Center’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) service.

The service is a partnership with the Internal Revenue Service, United Way of Greater Cincinnati and Brighton Center which allows the Brighton Center to offer free income tax preparation during the tax return season.

This year, all tax preparation will be through drop-off appointments only. Additional information can be found at www.brightoncenter.com.

Contact Davina Sullivan at (859) 491-8303, ext. 2217, with questions.

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