Friday, February 13, 2009

Tax Forms and Resources

As a service to the community, the Birmingham Public Library provides copies of current Federal and Alabama tax forms, instructions, and publications. Basic forms are available at most library locations; a more extensive collection of forms is available in the Government Documents Department in the Linn-Henley Building.

FREE Tax Preparation at Avondale, East Lake and Smithfield Libraries

Tax forms and instructions may also be downloaded from the Internet.

Federal Forms
IRS forms and publications

State Forms
Alabama Department of Revenue
Federal and State Tax Forms A list of state and federal tax forms available on the Internet. Maintained by the librarians at Louisiana State University.

Birmingham Forms
City of Birmingham

General Resources
Internal Revenue Service (IRS) This governmental site has United States federal income tax forms, information, and tips. Includes warnings about tax frauds and scams, information about filling online, and the ability to track the status of your refund.

Yahoo! Finance: Tax Center Tax forms, estimators, calculators, preparation, guides, tips, terms, calendars, rates, rules, news, and state tax profiles. Includes a basic "Beginner's Guide" for those new to preparing U.S. taxes.

Nolo Law Centers Encyclopedia: Taxes and Audits Includes tips on dealing with the Internal Revenue Service, filing returns, audits, appeals, tax bills, and tax crimes.

Free File Home: Your Link to Free Online Filing This IRS site is about Free File, an "online tax preparation and electronic filing through a partnership agreement between the IRS and the Free File Alliance, LLC. In other words, you can e-file... free." This site explains eligibility requirements for this free service, steps to get started, and a list of related FAQs.

Free Tax Return Preparation For You by Volunteers Information about the Internal Revenue Service Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program and the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) Program, which "offer free tax help if you qualify. ... In addition to free tax return preparation assistance, many sites also offer free electronic filing (e-filing)."

FREE Tax Preparation at Avondale, East Lake and Smithfield Libraries

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