Free Tax Preparation Available at the Camden Public Library

Appointments are now available for free tax-return preparation with volunteers from the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program. The program is open to taxpayers of all ages and AARP membership is not required. Appointments will take place in-person at the Camden Public Library. Slots are available on Mondays from January 29 to April 8.

Appointments are limited and filling up quickly. To make an appointment, please call the Camden Public Library at (207) 236-3440.

Plan to pick up your intake form at the Atlantic Avenue entrance at the Camden Public Library to complete prior to your appointment. You will need to bring last year’s tax return, all 2023 tax documents, property tax bills, photo identification, and any other information you think would be helpful. Masks are required during appointments.

The trained and IRS-certified volunteers will help you get every tax credit and deduction you’ve earned, including Maine sales and property tax (or rent) fairness credits. They will also file returns for past years to get these credits if you haven’t filed recently. Even if you do not normally file or pay state or federal taxes, you may be eligible for these refundable credits.

There are no age or income limits for this program. However, some returns may be out of scope and Tax-Aide volunteers would not be able to prepare them. For example, volunteers can’t prepare returns with rental income (except land-only rentals or rentals of personal residence for fewer than 15 days), any virtual currency investment or transaction, or complex business income.