Tuesday, January 14, 2014

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

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.

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)."

Impact Alabama will again be providing free tax preparation services during the 2013 tax season 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. Impact Alabama is sponsored by SaveFirst.

Participating Libraries:

Opening Day, January 20 (library is closed for MLK Day, but Impact Alabama will begin taking appointments)
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
January 21-February 1
Mondays & Tuesdays 12:00-6:00 p.m.; Saturdays 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
February 3-March 8
Mondays & Tuesdays 12:00-8:00 p.m.; Saturdays 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
March 10-April 14
Mondays & Thursdays 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Super Tax Saturday, April 12
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

January 22-March 8
Wednesdays & Fridays 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; Saturdays 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

January 23-March 8
Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays 12:00-6:00 p.m.; Saturdays 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (Please note: There will be no tax prep service on Saturday, January 25)

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