Columbia Pike Library

Welcome back to Columbia Pike Branch Library AARP Tax Aide

New season begins January 28, 2022

The process for preparing income tax returns has changed this year because of Covid 19 and our efforts to protect the safety of taxpayers and volunteers. Your patience and understanding is appreciated.


  • All tax returns will be prepared by appointment only. No walk-in service is provided.

  • The wearing of masks and adherence to social distancing is required.

  • Taxpayers must obtain an information packet to be completed before their appointment.

  • At the appointment, taxpayers will drop off their tax return documents and the completed information packet and, after a brief review (10 minutes or less), taxpayers will leave the site. Tax counselors will contact taxpayers by phone with any questions that arise.

  • Taxpayers will return to the site for a review of the completed tax return, sign the form 8879 that allows for e-filing of the tax return and receive their tax documents and copy of the tax return.

How to make an appointment and obtain an information packet

  • You may obtain the full information packet at the library, OR

  • You may download the pages you need here: English Español

Once you have completed the questions, contact us at 703-879-4696 to conduct a brief phone interview and schedule an appointment. We may be able to answer the phone right away or call you back using Google Meet to conduct a brief phone screening and give you an appointment time to bring your documents to our site.

Hours of operation

  • Tuesdays 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

  • Wednesdays 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

  • Fridays - 1:00 p.m - 5:00 p.m.

  • Saturdays and Sundays 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

What to bring to your appointment?

  • Completed information packet

  • Current year tax documents and prior two years tax return and documents. (You may bring copies if you prefer, since you will need to leave them with us for us to prepare your return.)

  • Identification for taxpayer and others to be listed in the tax return.

AARP Foundation TaxAide

Columbia Pike Library

816 South Walter Reed Drive

Arlington, VA 22204