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Tax Preparation for the Ederly

Income tax preparation assistance offered at local libraries

Free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs will be offered through the last week in March at libraries in Salida, Riverbank, Oakdale, Empire and Waterford. Volunteers, trained and certified by the IRS, will provide tax preparation assistance:

  • Mondays, 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Nick W. Blom Salida Regional Library, 4835 Sisk Rd., Salida.
    (Not available Monday, Feb. 17, as the library will be closed in observance of the Presidents Day holiday.)
    Call 209-543-7315 for an appointment.
  • Wednesdays, 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Riverbank Library, 3442 Santa Fe St., Riverbank.
    Call 209-869-7008 for an appointment.
  • Thursdays, 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Oakdale Library, 151 S. First Ave., Oakdale.
    Call 209-847-4204 for an appointment.
  • One-day tax assistance will be offered Saturday, March 28, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Empire Library, 18 S. Abbie
    Empire. Call 209-524-5505 for an appointment.

Taxpayers must bring ID and social security cards for each person who will be on their tax return and they should bring the prior year’s tax return, if available. Interested parties are urged to make an appointment, although walk-ins may be helped if time permits.

Information about regularly occurring library programs can be found at, under the “Events and Classes” tab.

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