NOTICE: The Star Spangled Talent Show scheduled for July 1 has been canceled due to low registrations. And, all library locations will be closed on Monday, July 4 for Independence Day.

NOTICE: The Star Spangled Talent Show scheduled for July 1 has been canceled due to low registrations. And, all library locations will be closed on Monday, July 4 for Independence Day.

Tax Assistance

Need help completing your taxes?

Taxes are due on April 18, 2022. An IRS Certified Volunteer can provide free tax preparation at the Library! Information on dates / times is subject to change.

Reach out to a librarian with any questions or for one-on-one assistance navigating these resources!

Call 574-282-4646
Email library@sjcpl.org
Visit any library location

ND/SMC Tax Assistance

Online registration for ND/SMC tax assistance opens two weeks prior to each date at Main Library. Registration for the first date opens January 27, 2022. Masks are required!

Main Library
February 10 – April 9, 2022

Thursday Feb. 105pm-7pmMain Library,
Ballroom
Saturday Feb. 129am-3pmMain Library,
Ballroom
Thursday Feb. 175pm-7pmMain Library,
Ballroom
Saturday Feb. 199am-3pmMain Library,
Ballroom
Thursday Feb. 245pm-7pmMain Library,
Ballroom
Saturday Feb. 269am-3pmMain Library,
Ballroom
Thursday Mar. 35pm-7pmMain Library,
Ballroom
Thursday Mar. 175pm-7pmMain Library,
Ballroom
Saturday Mar. 199am-3pmMain Library,
Ballroom
Thursday Mar. 245pm-7pmMain Library,
Ballroom
Saturday Mar. 269am-3pmMain Library,
2nd floor classroom
Thursday, March 315pm-7pmMain Library,
Ballroom
Saturday, April 29am-3pmMain Library,
Ballroom
Thursday, April 75pm-7pmMain Library,
Ballroom
Saturday, April 99am-3pmMain Library,
Ballroom

VITA/Goodwill Tax Assistance

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) will be run through Goodwill Industries. To make an appointment or to learn more please call Goodwill directly at 574-800-1361. Masks are required and VITA requires proof of vaccination for anyone who makes an appointment at Tutt, Western or LaSalle.

Western Branch
Wednesdays (hours TBD)
February 9 – April 6, 2022

LaSalle Branch
Thursdays (hours TBD)
February 10 – April 7, 2022

Tutt Branch
Mondays (hours TBD)
February 7 – April 4, 2022


Will Prepare

  • Wages, salaries, etc. (Form W-2)
  • Interest Income (Form 1099-INT)
  • Dividends Received (Form 1099-DIV)
  • State Tax Refunds (Form 1099-G)
  • IRA Distributions (Form 1099-R)
  • Pension Income (Forms 1099-R, RRB-1099-R, CSA-1099)
  • Social Security Benefits (Form SSA-1099, RRB-1099)
  • Simple Capital Gain/Loss (Form 1099-B) limited
  • Sale of Home (Form 1099-S) limited
  • Self-employed Income (Form 1099-MISC) limited
  • Gambling Winnings (Form W-2G)
  • Cancellation of Debt (Form 1099-C) limited
  • Health Savings Accounts (Form 1099-SA) limited
  • Itemized Deductions limited
  • Education Credits (Form 1098-T)
  • Child Tax Credit
  • Earned Income Credit
  • Health Insurance Statements (Forms 1095-A, B or C)
  • Prior Year and Amended Returns limited
  • Form 8615 (tax on certain children’s unearned income) limited

Will Not Prepare

  • Schedule C with loss, depreciation or business use of home
  • Complicated Schedule D (capital gains and losses)
  • Form SS-5 (request for Social Security Number)
  • Form 8606 (non-deductible IRA)
  • Form 8814 (child taxed at parent’s tax rate)
  • Form SS-8 (determination of worker status for purposes of federal employment taxes and income tax withholding)
  • Parts 4 & 5 of Form 8962 (Premium Tax Credits)
Please see a professional preparer for assistance with complicated returns.

What to Bring

  • For married filing joint, both spouses must be present
  • Photo identification for you and your spouse (if filing joint return)
  • Social Security cards or Individual Taxpayer Identification
  • Number documents for you, your spouse, and dependents
  • Birth dates for you, spouse, and dependents
  • A copy of last year’s tax return
  • All Forms W-2, 1098, and 1099
  • Form 1095-A (Marketplace Health Insurance)
  • Information for other income
  • Information for all deductions/credits
  • Total paid to day care provider and their tax ID number
  • For direct deposit of refund, proof of account
  • For prior year returns, copies of income transcripts from IRS if Form W-2 not available
  • Landlord’s name and address (if renting)

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