Taxes

Last updated April 13, 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. More information about VITA and eligibility.

VITA has reached capacity for 2021 and is closed for the tax season.

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program at the Senior Center

No services available for spring 2021.

IRS Taxpayer Assistance Center

The IRS Taxpayer Assistance Center in Cedar Rapids is closed until further notice due to COVID-19. They recommend using irs.gov to access resources.

Iowa Taxes

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Can I get printed forms from the library?

Yes! We have IA 1040s for free this year.  You can pick up a form on the 2nd floor of the library. Ask staff to print other Iowa forms and instruction pages for you at no cost.

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

You can pick up these forms on the 2nd floor of the library.

Need something different?  Ask staff about printing other federal forms and instruction pages at no cost.

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 has been extended from April 15, 2021, to May 17, 2021Details from the IRS