Thursday, January 20, 2011

Tax Forms and Assistance

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. Please contact your library to ensure that any forms you need are available.

Check back for updated information in the coming months.

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

Federal Forms
IRS forms and publications
Request IRS forms by mail

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.

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.

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)."

Tax Preparation Assistance

AARP Tax Preparation Assistance
Alabama

Avondale Regional Library
509 40th St. S.
Birmingham, AL 35222
(205) 226-4000
AARP assistance February 7-April 15
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
Call the library for an appointment.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA)
Jefferson County VITA sites

Impact Alabama (IA) provides free tax preparation services for households earning less than $50,000 a year with one or more children or $20,000 year without children. IA will be on hand at the following locations. You must call 1-888-99-TAX-AL (1-888-998-2925) for an appointment.

Smithfield Branch Library
1 8th Ave W
Birmingham, AL 35204
(205) 324-8428
IA assistance January 18 - March 26
Mondays and Tuesdays from 12:00-8:00 p.m.
Saturdays 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Call 1-888-99-TAX-AL for appointments

West End Branch Library
1348 Tuscaloosa Ave SW
Birmingham, AL 35211
(205) 226-4089
IA assistance January 21 - February 26
Wednesdays and Fridays from 12:00-5:00 p.m.
Saturdays 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Call 1-888-99-TAX-AL for appointments

Woodlawn Branch Library
5709 1st Ave N
Birmingham, AL 35212
(205) 595-2001
Assistance February 3 - March 5 Thursdays 12:00-5:00 p.m.
Saturdays 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.mCall 1-888-99-TAX-AL for appointments

Five Points West Regional Branch Library
4812 Avenue W
Birmingham, AL 35208
205) 226-4013
Birmingham AIM Assistance Jan 29 to Apr 9
Saturdays 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
No appointment required.

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