Friday, January 19, 2018

Free Tax Prep Assistance and Forms at Birmingham Public Library

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Please check back for updates. 

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 in the Government Documents Department at the Central Library: federal – 1040, 1040A, and 1040EZ forms/booklets; state – instruction booklets that contain two copies of the forms. Please call the department or Birmingham Public Library branch to make sure that the form(s) you need is available. All other forms and instructions can be found online at

Federal Forms
IRS forms and publications

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.

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 the Birmingham Public Library
Impact America provides free tax preparation services for households earning up to $54,000 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 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.

Avondale Regional Branch Library
February 5-April 13, 2018
Wednesdays and Fridays (No assistance available on March 2, March 23, or April 6)
Please note: times are TBD; check back for updates.

Smithfield Branch Library
January 20-April 16, 2018
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.-4:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 14, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Springville Road Regional Branch Library 
January 18-March 3, 2018
Tuesdays, 11:45 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
Thursdays, 11:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
Saturdays, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (No assistance available on February 17)

West End Branch Library
January 19-March 3, 2018
Mondays, Fridays, and Saturdays, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. and 2:00-5:00 p.m.

Woodlawn Branch Library
January 24-⁠March 3, 2018
Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, 12:00-6:00 p.m.
Saturdays, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

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