Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Free Tax Prep Assistance and Forms at Birmingham Public Library

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Note: Currently the Government Documents Department at the Central Library has federal forms and booklets for 1040A and 1040Z; and just forms for 1040. Alabama state forms and booklets are expected to arrive in February. 


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. Please call the library location to make sure that the form(s) you need is available. 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).



Free Tax Prep Assistance at Birmingham Public Library

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free tax preparation help to anyone and if you’re 50 and older, and can’t afford a tax preparation service, we were made especially for you. We understand that retirement or other life changes may mean your taxes are a little more complicated now. With the help of our team of IRS-certified volunteers we make it easy for you. For information on scheduling an appointment and what documents you need to bring with you, visit http://www.aarp.org/money/taxes/info-01-2011/important-tax-documents.html.

Avondale Regional Branch Library (Register online through the BPL event calendar or call 205-226-4000 for an appointment after January 27)
February 1-April 14
Wednesdays, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Fridays, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.


Impact America provides free tax preparation services for households earning up to $53,000 with one or more children in the home, or $20,000 without children in the home. You must call 1-888-99-TAX-AL (1-888-998-2925) for an appointment; no walk-ins will be assisted. For information on scheduling an appointment and what documents you need to bring with you, visit http://impactamerica.com/free-tax-services/. Services are provided by IRS-certified Volunteer Tax Preparers from local colleges in the cities where our tax sites are located. Impact Alabama is sponsored by SaveFirst.

Smithfield Branch Library
January 28-April 18

January and February
Mondays and Tuesdays, 12:00-8:00 p.m.
Saturdays, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
March and April
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Saturdays, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Springville Road Regional Branch Library 
January 24-February 25
Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays

West End Branch Library
January 20-March 4
Mondays, 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Fridays, 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Saturdays, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Woodlawn Branch Library
January 25-⁠March 4
Wednesdays, 12:00-6:00 p.m.
Thursdays and Fridays, 12:00-6:00 p.m.
Saturdays, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

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