Free DIY Tax Help

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 18 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 own tax return? Do you need help with claiming the Child Tax Credit? We can help!

The Denver Public Library provides Do It Yourself (DIY) Tax Help for free in partnership with Mile High United Way. Our sessions assist people in electrically filling out and filing their own taxes for households with income less than $58,000. Our team of IRS certified library staff are available to help answer questions and assist you with the filing process.

In-person Do It Yourself (DIY) with Help Tax sessions are held at the Hadley Branch and Ross-University Hills Branch at the following dates:

  • Thursdays 3/33/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31, 4/74/14 , 2-5 p.m.  @ Hadley 
    • IRS-certified bilingual (Spanish and Vietnamese) staff availability on Thursdays. 
  • Wednesdays 3/16, 3/23, 3/30, 4/6, 4/13,  2-5 p.m. @ Ross-University Hills  

Virtual Do It Yourself (DIY) with Help Tax sessions are held online through Zoom on the following dates: 

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 2021 (not previous years)
  • Your tax situation is simple/straightforward
  • You need a quick option

For more information on filing your taxes and accessing the right forms/instructions, check out our reference page with detailed information click here.
Please visit for information on how to register and what to bring. Find more free tax preparation sites by visiting or by calling 2-1-1.

Written by dcochran on February 11, 2022