TAX YEAR (TY) 2021 OVERVIEW                                                                                                                                                                                                    For TY2021, Poway TCE, previously Poway AARP Tax-Aide, will be located at Poway's new Mickey Cafagna Community Center (MCCC) located at 13094 Civic Center Drive. Starting Feb 1st, our hours will be: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 1:00 - 5:00 PM (last appointment starting at 4 PM). This year our Poway site has been awarded a TCE grant by the Treasury Department and we will be administrating the return preparation program in conjunction with the Friends of Poway Seniors non-profit instead of AARP Tax-Aide. Since we remain part of the same Treasury Dept/IRS program as AARP Tax-Aide, essentially everything from the Taxpayer perspective remains the same except for our name.  

IMPORTANT INFORMATION                                                                                                                                                                              Important information regarding our tax preparation process and your appointment is provided in the documents provided below. Please read those that apply to you prior to scheduling an appointment as there are limitations on which tax return situations we can handle per TCE program guidelines. The information provided also details what should be done prior to arriving for your appointment. If you wish to fill out your information intake form prior to coming to your appointment, please download the form from the link below. If you do not fill out the form prior to coming to your appointment, please arrive at MCCC Library at least 20 minutes early so that you can complete the form prior to your scheduled appointment time.  

APPOINTMENTS                                                                                                                                                                                          There aren't any age or income limitations for using our service. However, under TCE program guidelines, if appointment slots begin to fill, taxpayers 55 and over will be prioritized. You are encouraged to schedule an appointment as soon as you have all necessary documentation to avoid potentially being unable to get an appointment. Appointments are for 1 hour starting on the hour. However, if you have a more complex return (such as multiple or complex brokerage statements,  medical itemized deductions, etc), please schedule 2 consecutive appointments to avoid having to come back at another time to finish. To schedule your appointment, please click the SCHEDULE button below. If an email address is provided when you schedule your appointment, an appointment confirmation will be sent to that address, as well as, a reminder 2 days prior to your appointment. Although scheduling online is preferred, if you need to schedule by phone, please call our Scheduling Line at (858) 375-6541 .