• By Jody Lohman
  • Posted Monday, February 3, 2020

Free Tax Assistance at the Library

Let Someone Else Do Your Taxes

Free tax assistance will be available at many locations throughout Forsyth County. Starting in late January, Forsyth Free Tax and AARP volunteers will be available to assist individuals and families with low to moderate income.

View the Tax Newsletter for a complete listing of FREE tax assistance locations throughout the county.

How Do I Get Tax Forms and Instructions?

There are various ways to get both federal and state tax forms: You can order them by phone or online, print them from the Internet, or file them electronically. You can also view the Tax Newsletter for more information on these options. Remember, it's best to plan ahead.

Library Locations Offering Free Tax Assistance

Central Library - 336-703-3020
660 W. Fifth St., Winston-Salem, N.C. 27101

from Feb. 1 - April 4
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Reynolda Branch - 336-703-2960
2839 Fairlawn Dr., Winston-Salem, N.C. 27106

Mondays and Tuesdays
from Feb. 3 - April 14
9 a.m. – noon

Thursdays and Fridays
from Feb. 6 - March 6
9 a.m. – noon

Southside Branch - 336-703-2980
3185 Buchanan St., Winston-Salem, N.C. 27127

Thursdays and Fridays
from March 12 - April 9
9 a.m. – noon

Please bring the following:

  • Photo ID
  • Social Security Cards (or ITIN) for yourself, your spouse, and each dependent to be listed on the tax return
  • W-2 forms and/or 1099s
  • Last year's tax return
  • Medicare card with an "A" at the end of the number
  • Checking or savings account number for direct deposit of a refund
  • Evidence of deductible expenses
  • All childcare provider names, addresses and employer ID (EIN) or SS numbers
  • 1095-A form if you have Marketplace (ACA) insurance

Library staff and volunteers are NOT able to provide any tax assistance or advice regarding tax forms or tax returns.