Tax Filing Information

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The IRS has launched a "Get Ready" communications and outreach campaign to educate as many taxpayers as possible about steps they can take regarding changes that could affect their ability to timely file their tax returns and get their refunds as quickly as possible.  For information visit  www.IRS.gov/getready.

Tax Forms

  • Federal forms and publications are available online at:  irs.gov/forms.  We expect to receive a limited number of the basic forms and instruction booklets for distribution at the library, but as of 1/21/2018, these have not been received.  You may order forms to be delivered by U.S. mail at:  irs.gov/orderforms, or by calling 1-800-829-3676. 
  • 1099, W2, and  other employer forms can be ordered online at: http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Online-Ordering-for-Information-Returns-and-Employer-Return.  As of 01/21/2018 the library still has a limited number of 1099-Misc. and W-2 forms available.
  • Massachusetts forms and instructions are available online at:  mass.gov/dor/forms  or by calling the Department of Revenue at 1-800-392-6089.  As of 1/21/2018, we have on hand a limited number of the Mass. Form 1 instruction booklets and Non-Resident instruction booklets.

Electronic Filing

Filing Assistance

  • AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, an AARP Foundation program, helps low- to moderate-income taxpayers have more discretionary income for everyday essentials, such as food and housing, by assisting with tax services and ensuring they receive applicable tax credits and deductions. The program is available free to taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special attention to those 60 and older. Through a cadre of trained volunteers, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide has helped low- to moderate-income individuals for more than 40 years. Appointments are limited to those who earn less than $60,000. Complex issues such as net business loss, depreciation, rental income, and other extraordinary items may be out-of-scope, so please mention your issues when you call.

    An appointment is REQUIRED. To make one, call the Acton Area AARP Tax Aide line at 978-760-9146 and leave a message.

  • Other AARP Tax Aide sites:  AARP Foundation Tax Aide Locator  (available late January/early February to April 15)

  • IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs 

Charitable contributions

  • IRS.gov Exempt Organizations Select Check: Information about tax-exempt organizations, including those eligible to receive tax-deductible charitable contributions.

Reference Materials

The following tax reference materials are available in the library: