Friday, March 08, 2013

Tax Forms and Assistance

photo of tax forms and calculator

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

Check back for updated information in the coming months.

Update:  The form 1040 instruction books for the federal tax forms have arrived and
may be picked up in Government Documents or Microforms at Central Library.

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

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)."

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Impact Alabama (IA) - 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. You must call 1-888-99-TAX-AL (1-888-998-2925) for an appointment; no walk-ins will be assisted. IA is sponsored by SaveFirst. [NOTE: There will be tax prep assistance available at Five Points West Library when the dates are confirmed. Please check back for updates.] Assistance is not available when the Library is closed for the holidays.

Smithfield Library
1 8th Ave W
Birmingham, AL 35204
(205) 324-8428
January 21-March 9
Mondays and Tuesdays from 12:00-8:00 p.m.
Saturdays from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
March 11-April 15
Mondays and Tuesdays from 12:00-5:00 p.m.

West End Library
1348 Tuscaloosa Ave SW
Birmingham, AL 35211
(205) 226-4089
January 23-March 9
Wednesdays and Fridays from 12:00-5:00 p.m.
Saturdays from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

1 comment:

Many Falson said...

Looks like to me if 40% of the population pays only 6% of the burden, it is that group who is getting plenty of 2013 tax brackets advantages. I'm not saying this is unfair. Saying the rich aren't paying their fair share just is not supported by the raw data. So, I'm wondering why this is said. I just can't figure it out.