AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Services in Sarasota, Florida

Tax-Aide provides free tax preparation service at established sites, including electronic filing of returns, usually during the period from late January to mid-April each year. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide provides tax assistance to anyone, free of charge, with a special focus on taxpayers who are over 50 or have low to moderate income. There are no upper or lower income or age limits for Tax-Aide assistance and there is no requirement to be an AARP member. 

Each site is staffed by volunteers who are certified by the IRS. They will prepare any federal return that falls within the scope of our volunteer training which includes most items on Form 1040. 


To learn more about AARP Foundation's Tax-Aide services, please watch this short video.

Be Prepared for Your Tax Preparation Appointment

It is important that all taxpayers listed on the tax return with the exception of their dependents, are present and prepared for their tax appointment. 

Please review the list of forms and documents to bring with you for your appointment. You may speed up your appointment if you fill out and print the Intake/Interview & Quality Review Sheet (IRS Form 13614-C) before your appointment.

Please consult the list of frequently asked questions available on the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program website.

Important Notes:

AARP Tax-Aide Service Locations in Sarasota, FL

AARP Tax-Aide Locations

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide services in Sarasota operate out of some Sarasota County public libraries. The dates and times of operations as well as the procedures used at the sites may be slightly different, depending on site limitations.  

Please choose one of the following locations to review the days and hours of operation and what to expect at each site:

Selby Library

Gulf Gate Library

Fruitville Library

If you prefer a different location, please consult the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide's Locator.