Free Tax Prep at the LPL

Did you know the LPL offers free tax prep services at the library during tax season? Private, one-on-one sessions are co-sponsored by Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and the Internal Revenue Service for low-income residents.

Sessions are by appointment only. Bring your tax documents and documentation for deductions and credits along with a copy of last year’s tax return and Social Security cards for yourself, your spouse, and dependents. More complicated returns will not be processed. These one-on-one sessions will be held throughout the months of January, February, March, and April at the Main Branch in Livingston. You can view the branch's tax prep schedule by clicking the links below.

Main Branch in Livingston

Learn more about VITA.

The information and hyperlinks provided on this page are for informational purposes only. Livingston Parish Library provides neither tax-related instruction nor advice and may not be held liable for any damages or penalties incurred by the misuse of any information on this page.

How to Register for a VITA Tax Prep Session

To register for a free tax prep session, please visit the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance scheduling website. There you will be able to schedule a one-on-one appointment for a variety of locations and receive additional information.

To reserve a time slot at the Main Branch in Livingston, be sure to select "Livingston Library" from the drop-down list.


Free Online Tax Prep

Do you like to file your own taxes? Now you can file both your federal and state taxes with free online software! The IRS and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) bring you MyFreeTaxes, an online tax filing service for individuals or families with a low or moderate income. Visit to prepare your taxes online on your own or with the assistance of IRS VITA-certified volunteers. is a free site that you can use to file state and federal taxes. If you get stuck, volunteers are available by phone to assist you. This service is sponsored by United Way, the National Disability Institute, Goodwill, and Walmart with tax filing software provided by H&R Block. MyFreeTaxes Partnership’s online and in-person tax preparation and filing services have helped millions of families claim nearly $8 billion in tax credits and refunds since 2009.