Norman Public Library Central is giving the community help in the upcoming income tax season, partnering both with the AARP and its Tax-Aide program and the University of Oklahoma College of Law for its Volunteer Income Tax Assistance sessions.

Registration is not required to attend, but assistance will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

VITA tax aid sessions will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays, beginning Jan. 28 and running through April 15, which is the day personal income taxes must be filed. The sessions take place in the Computer Training Center of the library. And AARP volunteers will be at the library for Tax-Aide sessions from 5 to 9 p.m. on Mondays the library is open from Feb. 2 through April 13.

Volunteers will work one-on-one to offer free tax help and assistance in preparing returns. The program is for people who make $53,000 or less, people with disabilities, the elderly and limited English speakers.

The library has hosted tax help sessions from the programs for many years and helped hundreds upon hundreds of local residents with their tax questions.

While library computers are available for filing taxes beyond these dates and times throughout regular business hours, library staff members are not trained to provide tax help and cannot answer tax-related questions.