Taxes

Last updated February 9, 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 is offering contact-free tax preparation in 2021.  Fill out a VITA Form Request to request contact-free assistance (100% virtual or hybrid with an in-person drop-off) or sign up for a face-to-face waiting list.

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.  Ask staff to print other Iowa forms 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 at tax.iowa.gov/forms.

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 Form only
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 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

 

Need something different?  Ask staff about printing other federal forms 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)