Herndon Fortnightly Library

Welcome to The Herndon Fortnightly Library


We are glad to be at the Herndon Fortnightly Library for our first Tax Season at this site! Because of Covid, we will be operating on an appointment-only, drop-off model to keep us all safe.


You should ensure you have received all the necessary tax documents before making an appointment. You will need to obtain and complete a packet before coming in for your interview. All your tax information must be presented to us on paper. Unfortunately, we cannot take tax information from your phone. Please fully fill out all forms in advance of your appointment.


Photo ID is required for all Taxpayers and Spouse (if married); Social Security Cards (not just the numbers) for all people claimed on the tax return.


How Your Tax Return Will be Prepared


On the day of your tax appointment, you must wear a mask, bring your own pen, and review the COVID-19 screening questions. At your intake appointment, a Counselor will review all your documents and conduct an intake interview. During the interview, he or she will confirm the numbers on your government-issued photo IDs, Social Security cards, ITIN letters, and banking information (if you want direct deposit or debit) and return these documents to you. Upon completion of the interview, you will leave the site and all other tax documents will remain with us at the Herndon Fortnightly Library TaxAide site.


After you leave the site, Counselors working on your return will contact you by phone if they have any questions for you. Following completion of your return, a volunteer will call you to tell you when to return to the site to review and sign your return and to retrieve your documents. Please answer calls from unknown numbers during this time.

When you return to the site, a Counselor will briefly review a printed copy of your return with you. After approving the return, you and your spouse (if filing jointly) will be asked to sign Form 8879. You will receive the original Form 8879 with your signature, a copy of your tax return, and all of your tax documents prior to leaving the site.


Contact us with any questions


General Info Line: 703-829-7740 (Leave your name, phone number and a brief message and one of our counselors will call you back within 24 hours.) or email us at HerndonTaxAide@gmail.com


Step 1: Ensure we can prepare your return

We can help with most, but not all tax returns, so be sure to read the list of items of returns we cannot prepare.

Step 2: Obtain and fill out the Forms Packets

Complete a forms packet for each year. For example, to file your taxes for both 2020 and 2021, download and complete 2 packets.

Download and print the main forms packet:

Main Forms Packet


If you are self-employed or might like to itemize this year, please also download the appropriate form(s) from the Supplemental Forms page.


Alternatively, beginning January 26th, you can pick up the packets at the Herndon Fortnightly Library during Library operating hours

Step 3: Make an Appointment

The fastest way to make an appointment is to click on our link to schedule your appointment. This will be the fastest and easiest way to make an appointment. You may also call our phone number 703-829-7740. Leave a message and we will call you back within 24 hours.


Step 4 - Prepare for your in Person Appointment

Before your appointment, please read the following document:

Covid Screening



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Herndon Fortnightly Library

768 Center Street

Herndon, VA 20170