Appointments are now available for free tax-return preparation. Volunteers from the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program will prepare taxes for free at Camden Public Library and Rockland Public Library. The program is open to taxpayers of all ages and AARP membership is not required.

Trained and IRS-certified volunteers will help participants get every tax credit and deduction they’ve earned, including Maine sales and property tax (or rent) fairness credits. They will also file returns for past years to get these credits if you haven’t filed recently. Even if you do not normally file or pay state or federal taxes, you may be eligible for these refundable credits.

Camden Public Library, 236-3440, and Rockland Public Library, 594-0310, are taking appointments for in-person tax return preparation. Masks are required during appointments. Plan to pick up your intake form at either library to complete prior to your appointment. Pick up forms at the Atlantic Avenue entrance at the Camden Public Library. The Rockland Public Library is located at 80 Union St.

You will need to bring last year’s tax return, all 2022 tax documents, property tax bills, and any other information you think would be helpful. Photo identification is also required. There are no age or income limits for this program. However, some returns may be out of scope and Tax-Aide volunteers would not be able to prepare them. For example, volunteers can’t prepare returns with rental income (except land-only rentals or rentals of personal residence for fewer than 15 days), any virtual currency investment or transaction, or complex business income.