Information about 2020 tax returns

Can we do your return? Check our Scope sheet to see which returns we are permitted and not permitted to do under the IRS directives.

The IRS has set the TY2020 tax season to run from Feb 15 through April 15. Returns filed after April 15th will be considered late. Because of COVID restrictions appointments are limited in time and your return will be done remotely. (See page 2 of the complete packet for a description of the COVID appointment process.)

An AARP tax envelope with the intake form and
instructions for organizing your tax forms will be available
on Tuesday, 23 February, and Thursday, 25 February.
between 10AM- 12Noon. Look for a AARP stand with envelopes in the west parking lot.

You may also click here to download
a complete packet or these other forms:

Fillable Intake/Interview form

Click here to download a COVID-19 release form

You will be given a return appointment for your completed tax forms

after you complete an interview with a
certified tax-aide volunteer

and have your tax forms scanned into our system.

(A form giving Tax-aide permission scan your
tax documents is included in your packet.)

All returns will be prepared off-site by certified counselors and
checked by a certified, qualified reviewer. We will review your return
with you at your return appointment the week following your first appointment,

Useful forms for your organizing your return:

Click here for a copy of the Itemized deduction worksheet.

Click here for a copy of the Self Employed/Schedule C worksheet.

Click here for a copy of the Education Credit worksheet.

If you are filing a joint review with a disabled spouse
or are filing a return for a relative you will need a durable Power of Attorney form (POA).

Power of Attorney form

These need to be notarized prior to your appointment. Search the web for other POA forms.

If you do not have an appointment, you may want to
click here for the IRS 

Free File available for 2020 returns.

You may also file your California tax return with CalFile:

Click here for the California’s CalFile, a free tax filing web site.