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Once again this year, the IRS will only be sending a limited number of paper forms and instructions for Forms 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ. If you need forms, instructions, or publications that our libraries don’t have in print, please visit this site for access - www.irs.gov/formspubs.
A reminder that librarians are available to help individuals locate their tax forms/instructions online, order and print forms.
An individual can request that up to 10 different IRS products be mailed to their address. They will receive two copies of each ordered form and one copy of each ordered publication. Instructions for completing the tax forms will automatically be included.
To begin, follow this link - www.irs.gov/orderforms. Next, type the number of the product into the search bar, check the boxes for the specific products, and follow the prompts to check out. The IRS asks for the person's name and address- no email address or ID verification is necessary. Individuals can also call 1-800-829-3676 to request the forms and the delivery time is 7-10 days from request or availability.
Federal forms are also available at:
433 N Summit Street
2nd Floor, Room 226
Toledo, OH 43604
State of Ohio
The Ohio Department of Taxation (ODT) has decided to end the bulk distribution of Ohio’s paper tax forms. According to the ODT, only 10% of the printed personal income tax forms end up being filed with the state and a very small percentage of the paper forms distributed to public libraries are actually filed.
However, they will continue to provide income tax instruction booklets to organizations (including public libraries) participating in their distribution program.
The Ohio IT 1040, IT 1040 EZ and amended IT 1040X forms have been consolidated into one Universal IT 1040 tax return. Please see the "Tax Forms- State of Ohio and Prior Year" section below to access this form and others.
To access the State of Ohio's "Filing Season Central" and individual income tax information, visit- http://www.tax.ohio.gov/ohio_i...
Tax Preparation and Filing
AARP Assistance Sites: From February 1 through April 15 each year, the AARP Tax-Aide program offers free one-on-one counseling, as well as assistance on the telephone and Internet to help individuals prepare basic tax forms, including the 1040, 1040A, 1040EZ and other standard schedules.
Individual: IRS tax information for individuals.
IRS Electronic Filing: Free File is the fast, easy, and free way to prepare and e-file your federal taxes online.
Small Business: IRS tax information for small business and the self-employed.
Taxpayer Advocate Services: TAS is your voice at the IRS. TAS is an independent organization within the IRS and helps taxpayers resolve problems with the IRS and recommend changes that will prevent the problems.
United Way: The VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program provides free tax assistance to qualifying individuals.