Free Income-Tax Help at FBCL

Fort Bend County Libraries will again host representatives from the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), who will provide free income-tax-preparation assistance for low-income taxpayers at several locations in the Fort Bend County library system from February 1 through April 15.

Income-tax forms are not available at the libraries, but patrons may use the libraries’ computers and printers to download and print out the forms from the IRS website during regular library hours. A library card is needed to use the printers, and the cost to print is 10¢ per black-and-white page.

Patrons should bring the following information to the session if possible: a photo ID; Social Security card(s) for self, spouse, and all dependents; last year’s tax return; W-2, 1099s, and any other compensation received in 2018; unemployment compensation statements; and any other documents that are necessary to complete your return.

The March/April schedule is as follows:

  •  George Memorial Library, Richmond, Room 2C:
    • Saturdays, March 23, 30; April 6, 13; 10:00 am to 1:00 pm;
    • Mondays, March 25; April 1, 8, 15; 10:00 am to 1:00 pm;
    • Thursdays, March 21, 28, April 4, 11; 10:00 am to 1:00 pm;
  • Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library, Meeting Room:
    • Fridays, March 22, 29, April 5, 12; 1:00 to 4:00 pm;
    • Wednesdays, March 20, 27, April 3, 10; 1:00 to 4:00 pm.
  • Cinco Ranch Branch Library, Meeting Room 1:
    • Mondays, March 25, April 1, 8, 15; 1:00 to 5:00 pm.
  • First Colony Branch Library, Conference Room:
    • Tuesdays, March 19, 26, April 2, 9; 10:00 am to 2:00 pm;
    • Wednesdays, March 20, 27, April 3, 10; 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
  • Sugar Land Branch Library, Meeting Room:
    • Mondays, March 25, April 1, 8, 15; 1:00 to 4:00 pm;
    • Thursdays, March 21, 28, April 4, 11; 1:00 to 4:00 pm.
  • University Branch Library, Conference Room 1:
    • Saturdays, March 23, 30, April 6, 13; 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.
  • Houston Community College (HCC) Southwest-Missouri City Campus, 1600 Texas Parkway, Missouri City; Room 118 (This site is offered as an alternative to the Missouri City Branch Library, which is closed for renovations):
    • Tuesdays, March  19, 26, April 2, 9; 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm;
    • Thursdays, March 21, 28, April 4, 11; 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm.

The income-tax-preparation assistance is free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call the library system’s Communications Office at 281-633-4734.