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Tax Help

Aprl 15

The Library provides a wide-range of tax forms as well as books and online resources to help with your tax preparations.

Throughout the tax season you can e-file in the Computer Lab, or--if you qualify--get free federal tax assistance through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA).




Where Can I get State and Federal Tax Forms Online?


Tax FAQ

Federal Taxes

Order Forms through the mail: 1-800-829-3676
Federal Tax Assistance Hotline: 1-800-829-1040, Monday - Friday 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Online Tax Help and Resources: http://www.irs.gov/Help-&-Resources

Filing your Federal Tax Return

If you ARE NOT enclosing a payment
Department of the Treasury
Internal Revenue Service
Fresno, CA 93888-0002

If your ARE enclosing a payment
Internal Revenue Service
P.O.Box 802501
Cincinnati, OH 45280-2501


File Online: http://www.irs.gov/Filing

State of Iowa Taxes

Order Forms through the mail: 1-800-532-1531
State Tax Assistance Hotline: 1-800-367-3388, Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Online Tax Help and Resources: idr@iowa.gov


Filing your State of Iowa Tax Return

If you ARE NOT enclosing a payment
Iowa Income Tax-Refund Processing
Hoover State Office Building
Des Moines, IA 50319-0120

If your ARE enclosing a payment
Iowa Income Tax - Document Processing
PO Box 9187
Des Moines, IA 50306-9187


File Online: http://www.iowa.gov/tax/elf/elfchoic.html


Local Tax Assistance Programs


Senior Center

Free tax preparation services are offered to Seniors at the Johnson County Senior Center Site. Help is offered by appointment only, call 319-356-5220.

VITA

Free federal tax help for qualifying families and individuals is offered by the University of Iowa Accounting Fraternity, Beta Alpha Psi. To qualify for this service individuals must have earned less than $52,000.

Upcoming VITA Tax Assistance Sessions at Iowa City Public Library

VITA Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

VITA Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Volunteers from the University of Iowa Accounting Fraternity, Beta Alpha Psi, provide free income tax preparation help in the Library's Meeting Rooms. The VITA program is designed to provide free tax assistance at community locations to individuals who cannot afford professional tax help. Volunteers assist people with simple tax returns. You must bring a copy of your 2003 Federal and Iowa income tax returns if you have filed those tax returns. You must also bring any pertinent interest and withholding statements and all receipts to document deductions you claim. You CANNOT use this service if: ˇYou are single and your gross income exceeds $25,000 ˇYou are married and your combined gross income exceeds $35,000 ˇYou are self-employed ˇYou have sold securities (stocks and bonds) in 2004 ˇYou have earned income from other states - i.e. non-Iowa sources of income ˇYou are a non-resident of the United States Please call the Reference Desk at 356-5200 ext. 5 for more information.

Date: Saturday February 7th
Time: 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Computer Lab, Meeting Room D (ICN), Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)
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Date: Sunday February 8th
Time: 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: Computer Lab, Meeting Room D (ICN), Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)
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Date: Wednesday February 11th
Time: 5:45 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Computer Lab, Meeting Room D (ICN), Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)
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Date: Saturday February 14th
Time: 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: Computer Lab, Meeting Room D (ICN), Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)
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Date: Sunday February 15th
Time: 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: Computer Lab, Meeting Room D (ICN), Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)
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Date: Wednesday February 18th
Time: 5:45 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Computer Lab, Meeting Room D (ICN), Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)
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Date: Sunday February 22nd
Time: 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: Computer Lab, Meeting Room D (ICN), Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)
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Date: Wednesday February 25th
Time: 5:45 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Computer Lab, Meeting Room D (ICN), Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)
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