Onondaga County libraries and AARP have partnered to provide free tax help for those who have yet to file for tonight's midnight deadline. The libraries have served as a host site where volunteers, trained by AARP, can assist people with their taxes and help them file online. The library is in charge of organizing the appointments for those who wish to take advantage of the service.
However, with the deadline quickly approaching, many of the sites have already filled their appointments. While their is usually an increase in calls during the last few days of the tax season, this year has seen an even greater increase due to the income tax stimulus program. The program requires that people file their taxes in order to be eligible to receive money provided by the program.
If you have not yet filed your taxes you can apply for an extension through the IRS, however, if you owe money, you will still have to pay. Those that are filing only for the stimulus program still have some time to file, so the libraries will be continuing their program through the end of the month. For more information you can visit their website by clicking here.