AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free tax preparation assistance to anyone. If you are 50+ years old and cannot afford a tax preparation service, we were made especially for you. Our team of IRS-certified volunteers is happy to assist you.

AARP Tax-Aide KS24 (part of AARP Foundation Tax-Aide) serves the northeast Kansas counties of Douglas, Franklin & Jefferson, with free income tax sites in Baldwin City, Lawrence, Oskaloosa and Ottawa.

There is no fee and AARP membership is not required.

Healthy Tax Sites

There is still much illness around, but we have cautiously re-opened our sites for more normal operations. We will still ask you to call from your car when you arrive and will limit the number of people in our sites at one time.

Requirements for Tax Appointments

Click here for Tax Season Information Sheet

1.  If you haven’t made your appointment, call your tax site to make an appointment.  See below for specific tax site info.

2.  If you typically receive a brokerage statement or a K-1 form, please do not schedule your appointment for before March 1st.  Bring ALL pages of your brokerage statement.

3.  Complete all pages of the Intake/Interview & Quality Review Sheet. Use last year’s form for guidance.  Please ask a friend or family member for assistance.

4.  Bring your Photo ID for both taxpayer & spouse.

5.  Bring proof of Social Security number for taxpayer, spouse & all dependents – Your Social Security statement, SSA-1099 is acceptable proof.  Original cards are required for dependents.

6.  Bring last year’s entire tax packet.

7.  Bring your checkbook or documentation that verifies your bank direct deposit information, including bank routing and account numbers.

8.  For claiming Homestead, bring your Property Tax statement showing the amount billed for 2023.

9.  If you plan to itemize federal or Kansas deductions, please complete the Itemized Deduction Worksheet to summarize your deductions.  We cannot accept all of your receipts, letters, etc.  

10.  If you have self-employment income, please complete the Self-Employment Worksheet to summarize your income and expenses.  We cannot accept all of your receipts, ledgers, etc.  (This worksheet is available at all of our sites and by clicking on any of our site links below.)

Other documents to bring if they apply to you:

– Year-end Social Security statement, Form SSA-1099 (with pink highlighting)

– All W-2 forms received

– All 1099 forms received (1099-INT, 1099-DIV, 1099-R, 1099-B, 1099-MISC, 1099-NEC)

-Gambling income (may be shown on W2-G) AND Gambling losses

– Dependent care provider information (name, address, employer ID, Social Security number).  Also bring the amount paid for care for each dependent.

– If you received Marketplace insurance for 2023, bring your 1095-A form.  This is required to file your taxes.

Tax Site Information

Each of our sites may operate slightly differently. Please click on the link below for specific information for your tax site and to DOWNLOAD FORMS PACKETS.

Baldwin City Library
800 7th St.

Tax preparation will be on Thursday mornings.
To make an appointment, call 785-594-3411
You may start making appointments on January 16, 2024.

Lawrence Central United Methodist Church
1501 Massachusetts

Tax preparation will be on Monday – Thursday afternoons & Saturday mornings.
To make an appointment, call 785-691-9737, Monday – Thursday from 9 am to 3 pm.
You may start making appointments on January 16, 2024.

Jefferson County Service Organization
410 Liberty St., Oskaloosa

Tax preparation will be on Tuesday afternoons.   
To make an appointment, call the Jefferson County Svc. Org. at 785-863-2637. 
You may start making appointments on January 16, 2024.

Ottawa East Central Kansas AAA
117 S. Main St.

Tax preparation will be on Monday afternoons.
To make an appointment, call the Ottawa Public Library at 785-242-3080.
You may start making appointments on January 15, 2024.

Information for the Taxpayer

IRS tax laws restrict what our volunteers can and cannot do.

AARP Tax-Aide Scope Details

Looking for your refund?

• Federal Refund Information
• Kansas Refund Information

Contact Us

Our year-round voicemail number is 785-813-1136. Leave a message with questions and your call will be returned. This number is not for appointments.

See above for appointment information.

AARP Tax-Aide KS24