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Free Tax Assistance


The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in cooperation with the IRS, NC Department of Revenue, Buncombe County Library System and Council on Aging, Inc. offers free tax preparation for taxpayers of low and moderate income, with special attention to those age 60 and older.

This service is available from February 1 through April 17 at the sites listed below. Both Federal and NC tax returns will be electronically filed.

LOCATIONS AND HOURS:

Pack Library:  67 Haywood Street, 828-250-4700               

  • Monday          10am - 4pm
  • Wednesday     10am - 4pm
  • Saturday         10:30am - 3pm**          

West Asheville Library:  942 Haywood Road, 828-250-4750 

  • Tuesday          10am - 4pm

Weaverville Library:  41 North Main Street, 828-250-6482

  • Thursday         10am - 4pm

Black Mountain Library:  105 N Dougherty Street, 828-250-4756

  • Thursday         10am - 4pm

Questions and requests for homebound individuals can be directed to the Buncombe County Council on Aging at 828-277-8288. 

**Saturday tax assistance is provided by UNCA and will end on April 7.

Taxpayers should bring the following documents:

  • Photo I.D. for taxpayer and spouse
  • Social Security cards or equivalent for ALL taxpayers and dependents
  • Proof of health insurance coverage:  Medicare A or C, Medicaid, CHIP, government, employer, individual, or Marketplace (Form 1095-A, B, C, Exemption Certificate)
  • Previous year’s (2016) income tax return
  • W-2 forms from each employer
  • 1099 forms for income from Social Security, Pension, Interest, Dividends, Brokers/Mutual Funds, Miscellaneous
  • Income, Gambling Winnings (Form W-2G) and any other income
  • Detailed list and receipts for Medical Expenses, Charitable Contributions, Real Estate Taxes and Mortgage Interest
  • Form 1098 if you are claiming itemized expenses
  • Any other tax forms or information for both income and expenses
  • A voided check for direct deposit of any refund to your checking or savings account