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Free Income Tax Preparation Services Now Available at Select Broward County Library Locations

DATE: February 3, 2017
Catherine McElrath
Libraries Division
PHONE: 954-357-7402

BROWARD COUNTY, FL - Broward County Libraries will host free, in-person tax preparation services at library locations countywide. Participants are asked to bring the following:

-Social Security cards or other official documentation for yourself and dependents
-Copy of last year's income tax returns
-W-2 forms from each employer; unemployment compensation statements; SSA-1099 from if you were paid Social Security benefits
-All 1099 forms showing interest or if you received pension or annuity and all forms indicating federal income tax paid
-Child care provider information
-Receipts or canceled checks if itemizing deductions
For AARP Foundation Tax-Aide participants: All persons listed on the return (signers and dependents) will need to provide appropriate photo ID and an actual Social Security card or, in limited cases, an IRS-issued ITIN.

Free Tax Preparation Locations

-African-American Research Library & Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311, 954-357-6282 (Sponsored by IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
Monday and Wednesday: 5 to 7PM, January 23 - April 17 (Closed February 20)
No appointments; first-come, first-served
Main Library, 100 S Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 954-357-7444 (Sponsored by AARP Foundation Tax-Aide)
Thursday and Friday: 10:15AM to 2:15PM, February 2 - April 14
No appointments; first-come, first-served - library opens at 10AM
North Regional/Broward College Library, 1100 Coconut Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek, FL 33066, 954-201-2600 (Sponsored by IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
Friday: 8AM to 2:30PM and Saturday: 10:30AM to 4PM, January 21 - April 15
Northwest Regional Library, 3151 University Drive, Coral Springs, FL 33065, 954-357-7990 (Sponsored by IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
Wednesday: 12:30 to 6:30PM; Friday: 10:30AM to 4:30PM and Saturday, April 15:10:30AM to 4PM, January 25 - April 15
No appointments; first-come, first-served
Riverland Library, 2710 W Davie Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312, 954-357-7455 (Sponsored by AARP Foundation Tax-Aide)
Friday: 12:30 to 4:30PM, February 3 - April 14
By appointment only: 954-357-7455, ext. 3
Southwest Regional Library, 16835 Sheridan St., Pembroke Pines, FL 33331, 954-357-6580 (Sponsored by AARP Foundation Tax-Aide)
Thursday: 10AM to 2PM, February 2 - April 13
No appointments; first-come, first-served
Sunrise Dan Pearl Library, 10500 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Sunrise, FL 33351, 954-357-7440 (Sponsored by AARP Foundation Tax-Aide)
Monday: 10:15AM to 2:15PM, February 6 - April 17 (Closed February 20)
No appointments; first-come, first-served
West Regional Library, 8601 W Broward Blvd., Plantation, FL 33324, 954-765-1560 (Sponsored by IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
Monday and Tuesday: 11AM to 7PM (Closed February 20), January 30 - April 17
No appointments; first-come, first-served

About Broward County Libraries Division
Broward County Libraries Division, named 2015 Library of the Year by the Florida Library Association, was founded in 1974 and is the largest library system in Florida by square footage and one of the busiest, with more than nine million walk-in customers visiting its 38 locations annually. Broward County Libraries Division provides convenient access to a full range of innovative and cost-effective services that satisfy the changing needs of the people of Broward County for information, education and recreation. Visit our website,, or follow Libraries on Facebook and Twitter