Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Impact Alabama To Offer Free Tax Prep Assistance at Selected BPL Locations, Plus Tax Forms, Resources, and More

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Check back for updated information in the coming months.

As a service to the community, the Birmingham Public Library provides some copies of current Federal and Alabama tax forms, instructions, and publications. The following forms/booklets are available at most library locations: Federal - 1040, 1040A, and 1040EZ forms only; State - 40 and 40NR forms and instruction booklets. All other forms and instructions can be found online at IRS.gov.

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)."




Impact Alabama will again be providing free tax preparation services during the 2014 tax season for households earning less than $50,000 a year with one or more children or $20,000 a year without children. You must call 1-888-99-TAX-AL (1-888-998-2925) for an appointment; no walk-ins will be assisted. Impact Alabama is sponsored by SaveFirst.

Participating Libraries:

Smithfield Library
205-324-8428
January 12-April 15
January
Monday, January 12: 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Thursday, January 15: 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Monday, January 19: 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Tuesday, January 20: 12:00-6:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 24: 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Monday, January 26: 12:00-6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, January 27: 12:00-6:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 31: 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

February 
Monday, February 2: 12:00-8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, February 3: 12:00-8:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 7: 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Monday, February 9: 12:00-8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, February 10: 12:00-8:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 14: 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Monday, February 16: 12:00-8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, February 17: 12:00-8:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 21: 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Monday, February 23: 12:00-8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, February 24: 12:00-8:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 28: 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

March
Monday, March 2: 12:00-8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 3: 12:00-8:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 7: 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Monday, March 9: 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 11: 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Monday, March 16: 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 18: 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Monday, March 23: 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 25: 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Monday, March 30: 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m..

April
Wednesday, April 1: 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Monday, April 6: 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 8: 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 11: 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Monday, April 13: 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 15: 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Springville Road Library
205-226-4081
January 20-February 28
January
Tuesday, January 20: 12:00-6:00 p.m.
Thursday, January 22: 12:00-6:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 24: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, January 27: 12:00-6:00 p.m.
Thursday, January 29: 12:00-6:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 31: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

February
Tuesday, February 3: 12:00-6:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 5: 12:00-6:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 7: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, February 10: 12:00-6:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 12: 1:30-6:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 14: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, February 17: 12:00-6:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 19: 1:30-6:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 21: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, February 24: 12:00-6:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 26: 1:30-6:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 28: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

West End Library
205-226-4089

January 23-March 7
January
Friday, January 23: 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 24: 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Monday, January 26: 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Friday, January 30: 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 31: 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

February
Monday, February 2: 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Friday, February 6: 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 7: 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Monday, February 9: 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Friday, February 13: 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 14: 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Monday, February 16: 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Friday, February 20: 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 21: 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Monday, February 23: 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Friday, February 27: 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 28: 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

March
Monday, March 2: 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Friday, March 6: 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 7: 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Woodlawn Library
205-595-2001
January 22-March 7
January
Thursday, January 22: 12:00-6:00 p.m.
Friday, January 23: 12:00-6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, January 28: 12:00-6:00 p.m.
Thursday, January 29: 12:00-6:00 p.m.
Friday, January 30: 12:00-6:00 p.m.

February
Wednesday, February 4: 12:00-6:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 5: 12:00-6:00 p.m.
Friday, February 6: 12:00-6:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 7: 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, February 11: 12:00-6:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 12: 12:00-6:00 p.m.
Friday, February 13: 12:00-6:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 14: 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, February 18: 12:00-6:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 19: 12:00-6:00 p.m.
Friday, February 20: 12:00-6:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 21: 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, February 25: 12:00-6:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 26: 12:00-6:00 p.m.
Friday, February 27: 12:00-6:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 28: 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

March
Wednesday, March 4: 12:00-6:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 5: 12:00-6:00 p.m.
Friday, March 6: 12:00-6:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 7: 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.



The Birmingham Chapter of the Association for the Improvement of Minorities in the IRS are providing this program. It is a VITA program. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who generally make $53,000 or less, persons with disabilities, the elderly, and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals. The IRS recommends participants review this publication http://www.irs.gov/file_source/pub/irs-pdf/p3676bsp.pdf for the services these volunteers provide and this link http://www.irs.gov/Individuals/Checklist-for-Free-Tax-Return-Preparation for all the required documents and information needed by the volunteers.

Five Points West Library
205-226-4013
January 24-April 11
No Appointments are required.
January
Saturday, January 24: 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 31: 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m

February
Saturday, February 7: 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m
Saturday, February 14: 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m
Saturday, February 28: 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m

March
Saturday, March 7: 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m
Saturday, March 14: 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m
Saturday, March 21: 12:00-2:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 28: 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m

April
Saturday, April 11: 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m

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