Tax Forms

Tax Deadline Looms!

Tax deadlineDon't wait until the last day!  The crowd of people wanting help with their tax returns on the last day will be HUGE!  The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers are here at the Fairbanks Library on Mondays and Thursdays from 1 pm-5 pm, and Saturdays from 10 am-2 pm.  If those days and times don't work for you, you can find other

Tax Forms and Assistance @ HCPL

If you are determined that 2015 will be the year you don’t wait until the last minute to file your federal income taxes (or even if you aren’t), Harris County Public Library will be here to help make the process as painless as we can.

But there have been some changes you need to know about, namely, that the IRS is providing a much more limited range of tax forms to libraries than in previous years. What this means is that HCPL branches will have on hand only the three basic forms: 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ.

They're Here!

The 1040 Instructions have finally arrived!  You'll find these as well as other common forms and instructions in our lobby.  If you can't find what you're looking for there, you can often download what you need from the IRS.  We also have some reproducible forms and instructions you can photocopy - just ask us at the reference desk.  Happy filing!

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The 1040 Instruction Booklets are Here!

The 1040 Instruction booklets have finally arrived; come and get one. If this is all you need from the library at this time, feel free to pick it up at our Drive Through Book Drop. We'll keep a supply of 1040 Instructions and Forms there for your convenience.

The Drive Through Book Drop is located on the left side of the building as you're facing the front door. Drive down toward our front entrance and turn left into the Faculty Parking area. You'll see the Book Drop sign; follow the arrow around to the left side.

 

Publication 17 is here!

The long-awaited tax information booklet, Publication 17, has come in! You'll find it on the back side of  one of the Tax Forms pyramids in the main hallway in front of the first floor reference desk.

Where are all the tax forms?

You can find tax forms on the first floor across from the Reference
Desk. Please note that the production of some 2012 major tax products, including the Form
1040 and the Instructions for Form 1040, were impacted by the recent
passage of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 and are delayed. Know that as soon as the forms arrive, we will place them out for pickup and blog about them here.

Tax Forms Delayed

Tax FormsThe IRS sent out an email on 1/8 that said: “The production of some 2012 major tax products, including the Form 1040 and the Instructions for Form 1040, is impacted by the recent passage of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012.  At this time, we do not have an estimate as to when products will become available on IRS.gov or in print.”  As a result, the library has not received the 2012 tax forms and we don’t know when we will receive them.  I discovered yesterday, though, that some of the forms were posted to the IRS web site on 1/10.  So, the 1040, 1040A, 1040EZ and many other forms are available

Finding your Tax Forms Online

Are you filing your own income tax return and having trouble finding all the forms you need? Beginning this Saturday, librarian Charity Martin will guide you along the internet path to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) website so you can find all the forms, instructions, and publications you need.  For your convenience she will give this presentation three times:

Saturday, February 11 from 10:15-12:15

Monday, February 13 from noon-2:00 pm

Tuesday, February 28, from 7:00-9:00 pm

These free presentations will take place in the Computer Lab, Room L-216. No registration is required.

Help with Income Tax Forms!

Income taxNever fear, help is here!  Starting this Saturday, February 4, volunteer members of AARP, who have been trained by the IRS, will be here to help people complete their 2011 federal income tax forms.  There are no age or income requirements, and they can file returns electronically.  And, it’s all FREE.  They will be in the meeting room here at the Fairbanks Library on Saturdays, from 10 am to 2 pm, and on Mondays and Tuesdays, from 1 to 5 pm.  Please bring all of the relevant documents with you.  [Clipart © Jupiter Images]

see www.irs.gov for tax info to go!

Since the United States government no longer mails tax forms and instructions to your home, please go to the IRS website to view and print needed materials:  www.irs.gov  Because the Galena Park Branch Library will soon close for renovations, we will only carry the basic 1040, 1040 A and 1040 EZ forms and the instruction booklets for each.  Please ask us for help with finding and printing out the forms and information that you need this tax season. 

 

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