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Taxes

Last updated December 3, 2021

Library staff can help you obtain tax forms, instructions, and direct you to local tax assistance programs.

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Local Tax Assistance Programs

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VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance)

Free tax help and filing for qualifying individuals and families is offered by the University of Iowa accounting fraternity, Beta Alpha Psi.  The service is for federal and state returns, including states other than Iowa. More information about VITA, eligibility, what to bring, and all locations.

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program at the Senior Center

Free tax preparation services are offered to seniors at the Iowa City/Johnson County Senior Center. Call the Senior Center at (319) 356-5220 for more information.

IRS Taxpayer Assistance Center

The IRS Taxpayer Assistance Center in Cedar Rapids can address complex tax issues not found on the IRS website. Visit them at 3205 Williams Blvd SW Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 or call at (319) 375-9166.

Iowa Taxes

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Can I get printed forms from the library?

Yes! You can pick up an Iowa 1040 form on the 2nd floor of the library. Ask Info Desk staff to print other Iowa forms and instruction pages for you.

Find forms and instructions online

If you want to print tax forms at home or you'd like to look up the instructions, find Iowa tax forms and Iowa tax tables online.

Request mailed forms

Call the Iowa Department of Revenue at 1-515-281-7239 or 1-800-532-1531.

Request assistance

Call the Iowa Department of Revenue at 1-515-281-3114 or 1-800-367-3388 (Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm)

Email IDR via tax.iowa.gov/email-options

Federal Taxes

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Can I get printed federal tax forms at the library?

Yes!  We receive some printed forms from the IRS:

  Type Description Available
1040 Form & Instructions U.S. Individual Tax Return Ordered
1040-SR Form & Instructions U.S. Tax Return for Seniors Ordered
1040-SP Form & Instructions Declaración de Impuestos Ordered
1096 Form Annual Summary & Transmittal Ordered
1098 Form & Instructions Mortgage Interest Statement Ordered
1099-G Form & Instructions Certain Government Payments Ordered
1099-INT Form Interest Income Ordered
1099-MISC Form & Instructions Miscellaneous Income Ordered
1099-NEC Form & Instructions Nonemployee Compensation Ordered
Publication 15 Instructions Employer's Tax Guide (Circular E) Ordered
W-2 Form & Instructions Wage and Tax Statement Ordered
W-3 Form & Instructions Transmittal of Wage and Tax... Ordered
W-4 Form Employee's Withholding Certificate Ordered

You can pick up these forms on the 2nd floor of the library when they are available.

Need something different?  Ask staff about printing other federal forms and instruction pages.

Find forms and instructions online

If you'd like to print forms at home or look up the instructions, find federal tax forms at irs.gov/forms.

Request mailed forms

Call the IRS at 1-800-829-3676 or go to irs.gov/OrderForms.

Request assistance

Call the IRS's help line for individual tax filing at 1-800-829-1040 (7am - 7pm)

Deadline for filing federal taxes

The federal income tax filing due date for individuals for the 2020 tax year was extended from April 15, 2021 to May 17, 2021Details from the IRS