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Free Tax Assistance


Tax TimeDo you have questions about your taxes? Would you like assistance in completing your income tax forms?

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in cooperation with the IRS, N.C. Dept. of Revenue, the Council on Aging and Buncombe County Public Libraries is offering free tax preparation for taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special attention to those age 60 and older.

Both Federal and N.C. State returns will be electronically filed for safe and accurate preparation and faster refunds.

Tax Assistance Sites

Pack Library
67 Haywood Street, Asheville
628-3662
*Free parking for the 1st hour @ the Civic Center Parking Garage behind Pack Library.
Mondays
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Wednesdays
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Through April 16
West Asheville Library
942 Haywood Road, Asheville
250-4750
Tuesdays
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Through April 10
Weaverville Library
41 N. Main Street, Weaverville
250-6482
Thursdays
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Through April 17
Black Mountain Library
105 N. Dougherty Street, Black Mountain
250-4756
Tuesdays
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Through April 17

Taxpayers should bring the following documents:

  • Social Security cards and Identifications for taxpayers and all dependents
  • Previous year’s (2010) tax return
  • W-2 forms from each employer
  • 1099 forms for income from Social Security, Pension, Interest, Dividends, Brokers/Mutual Funds, Miscellaneous Income, etc.
  • Any other tax forms or information for both income and expenses
  • Detailed list and receipts for Medical Expenses, Charitable Contributions, Real Estate Taxes, Mortgage Interest, if claiming itemized deductions.
  • A blank check for direct deposit of any refund to your checking or savings account.

Questions and requests for homebound individuals can be directed to the Buncombe County Council on Aging at 277-8288.