It's the time of year we all dread - tax season. Time to belly up and pay Uncle Sam his dime in hopes we get a nickel back. Well, for many, tax preparation isn't only difficult, it's costly. For some, though, free tax preparation is available here in Abilene, and across the U.S.

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free, individualized tax preparation for low-to moderate-income taxpayers - especially those 60 and older - at more than 5,000 locations nationwide. [AARP]

If you fit the criteria, there are 2 locations here in Abilene that can help you out.

Abilene Public Library-Mockingbird Branch

  • 1326 North Mockingbird Lane
  • Abilene, Texas 79603
  • Fridays 10am-3pm
  • Saturdays 10am-3pm
  • Dates open for free tax help:
    • 2/1/2017-4/13/2017

Abilene Public Library-Main Library

  • 202 Cedar Street
  • Abilene, Texas 79601
  • (325) 676-6025
  • Wednesdays 10am-3pm
  • Thursdays 10am-3pm
  • Dates open for free tax help:
    • 2/1/2017-4/13/2017

Both library locations open at 9, and people may register for that day’s service. However, once volunteers have as many people as they can handle, they will turn people away until another day, so we recommend getting to the location as soon as you can each morning. [Janis Test/Abilene Public Library]

For more details, either call the library or visit the AARP website.

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free tax preparation all over the U.S. Just visit their website and enter your zip code to see the closest location near you.

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