Remember that tax break Congress gave us just before Christmas? That's the good news. The bad news is that it delayed the printing and shipment of our tax forms.

On December 22nd we received this email notice from the IRS:

"On December 17, the President signed the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010. The printing and distribution of many forms that were delayed pending the approval of this legislation can now begin. These products include Form 1040, Form 1040A, Instructions 1040, and Instructions 1040A, as well as many others. We are working now to accomplish the quick delivery of tax products to your location. We are advising you of this so that you can prepare to accept deliveries of these products and to also alert you that this may cause products to be delivered to you over a shorter period of time than in past years." (Boldface, mine.)

We do have a supply of W-2, W-3, W-4, 1096, and 1099 Miscellaneous forms and Publication 17. They are on the back of the very empty-looking tax form shelves behind the first floor Reference Desk.

If you need your other  forms immediately you can print off copies from the IRS website as they come available. Click on Forms and Publications in the top left sidebar, then select and print the form you need.

We will keep you posted on this blog about the arrival of the rest of our order. Thanks for your patience.