Tax Forms

Tax Forms and Assistance @ HCPL

If you are determined that 2016 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.

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.

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.

Tax Information Update

 

(Wednesday, January 25) This morning the Instructions 1040 ALL came in. Many of you have been waiting for this.

Tax Forms:  For those of you patiently waiting, our latest tax forms deliveries include

Form 1040 NR-EZ, Form 1040 NR, Form 1040 Schedule D, and Form 6521; Instructions 8283; and Publications 501, 529, and 590. 

A reminder that AARP Tax Aide begins Wednesday, February 1st. Every year, trained volunteers from the American Association of Retired Persons help seniors and low-income earners complete simple personal income tax returns and e-file them.  They meet Mondays noon-4 p.m., Wednesdays 10-2 p.m., and Saturdays 11-3 p.m. in Room L-129.

Please bring with you:

Tax Season Begins Again

We've rolled out the tax forms. This year they are to the right of the front entrance on two mobile display units. As usual not all of the forms have been delivered yet, so here's a list of what we have.

Form 1040(Instructions 1040 ALL won't be in until the end of the month), Form 1040 A, Instruction 1040 A, Form 1040 EZ, Instruction 1040 EZ, and the big Publication 17--Your Federal Income Tax have arrived.

As well we have Schedules A, B, C, E, EIC, and SE and Form 1040 NR-EZ.

We  also have Forms 2441, 3903, and 5695.

And we have a supply of W2, W4, 1096, and 1099 Miscellaneous.

The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Tax Aide program, where retired volunteers prepare simple tax submissions for elderly and low income people, begins Wednesday, February 1st and continues until Monday, April 16, every Monday (noon-4 pm), Wednesday (10-2), and Saturday (11-3) in our large meeting room, L 129.

You can also get printable forms from the Internal Revenue Service website, www.irs.gov. Click on 'Forms and Pubs' on the orange banner headline. 

Tax Forms On the Way!!

The first batch of IRS tax forms has arrived at the Kingwood Library!  Patrons needing tax forms can locate them on the first floor in the circulation area, behind the public computers. The library does not receive all tax forms. Patrons are encouraged to go to www.irs.gov for IRS forms and publications not at the library. 

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