Your Taxes and the Library
As tax season draws near, you may be wondering what tax forms and information the library has to offer. We’re here to help!
IRS.gov/forms — Your Best Resource
The fastest, easiest way to get the tax forms and information you need is through the IRS website—IRS.gov/forms.
On the website, you can view, download, or print IRS forms, publications, and instructions. You’ll find:
- Current year forms and publications—the latest versions in PDF format.
- Prior year forms and publications—past revisions in PDF format.
- Accessible forms and publications for screen readers and Braille output.
You can also have a form delivered to you by mail by visiting IRS.gov/orderforms. Or you may call the IRS to order forms at 1-800-829-3676.
Access the IRS website en Español here.
What the Library Does Not Offer
Unfortunately, library employees are unable to offer any tax advice or assistance choosing the correct forms.
If you need guidance, we recommend checking J.K. Lasser’s Your Income Tax 2017, available in the reference section of each library.
We also recommend Free File—a free e-filing service from the IRS for taxpayers with incomes below $66,000. All taxpayers are eligible to use Free File fillable forms, which are designed for those who are confident preparing their own tax returns.
What Summit County Library Does Offer
All three libraries are currently stocked with 2017 tax forms.
The IRS only sends the basics: 1040, 1040 A, and 1040 EZ forms and instructions. We also have a book of reproducible forms available to copy—schedules A-F, SE and 88, and 89 series. Applicable printing charges will apply.
1096, 98, and 1099 forms are only available through the IRS website or office supply stores.
Since the original printing, there have been some changes to the law. We recommend that you check online for changes in 1040 filing (1040 EZ has no changes). If you are not sure which form to use, there is a checklist on the back of each form and a helpful poster located near tax forms in each library to guide your choice.
Colorado state form 104 includes a form and instructions in one booklet. Forms for other states are available only online.
Mark your calendar! This year, the filing deadline is April 17, 2018.