Free Guided Do- it- Yourself Tax Assistance

Learn How to File Taxes for Free with a Little Help From Library Staff

Tax season is underway and with the filing deadline of Monday, April 15 right around the corner, the IRS (Internal Revenue Service) recommends filing your return sooner rather than later. Do you have a fairly simple tax return? Are you interested in learning how to file your tax return? Do you need help with claiming the Child Tax Credit? We can help!

The Denver Public Library provides Free Guided Do-It-Yourself (DIY) tax assistance in partnership with Mile High United Way. Our sessions assist people in electrically filling out and filing their taxes for households with income less than $70,000. Our team of IRS-certified library staff is available to help answer questions and assist you with the filing process.

What does "guided" mean? It can be intimidating and downright scary to file taxes on your own. Guided means library staff are here to help answer questions and connect you to a variety of tax-related resources. If any topic is out of the program's scope or our training we will let you know and suggest finding a tax professional for additional help. Unfortunately, we cannot enter information or complete your taxes for you. Review the checklist below to determine if this option is the best for you.

In-person Free Guided Do It Yourself (DIY) tax sessions are drop-in, first come first served, and, held at the following locations:

Ross-University Hills Branch Library

4310 E. Amherst Ave., 80222 


Dates: Mondays: 2/5, 2/12, 2/26, 3/4

Time: 2-4 p.m.

Hadley Branch Library

1890 S. Grove St., 80219


Dates: Tuesdays: 2/13, 2/20, 2/27, 3/5, 3/12

Time: 2-5 p.m.

Bilingual  - Spanish & Vietnamese

Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library

2401 Welton St., 80205


Dates: Wednesdays: 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27

Time: 3-5 p.m.

Bilingual  - Spanish

Bear Valley Branch Library

5171 W. Dartmouth Ave. 80236


Dates: Thursdays: 2/22, 2/29, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28

Time: 11a - 1 p.m.

Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales Branch Library

1498 N. Irving St., 80204


Dates: Thursdays: 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28

Time: 5-7 p.m.

Ford-Warren Branch Library

2825 High St. 80205


Dates: Fridays: 2/16, 2/23, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29

Time: 3-5 p.m.

Virtual Do-It-Yourself (DIY) with Help Tax Preparation 

Dates: Saturdays: 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30, 4/6

Time: 11a - 1p

*Registration Required

**Please be advised that these sessions are completely virtual and not conducted in person.

This is the right option for you if:

  • You are comfortable using a computer. 
  • You have an email and you know your password. 
  • You are only filing for 2023 (not previous years)
  • Your tax situation is simple/straightforward
  • You need a quick option
  • You have a cell phone

For more information on filing your taxes and accessing the right forms/instructions, check out our reference page with detailed information click here.

Find more free tax preparation options by visiting or by calling 2-1-1.

Written by dcochran on