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Tax Information

Tax Forms at the Library  |  Federal IRS Tax Forms Online  |  State Tax Forms Online  | 

Free Tax Counseling  |  Tax Help by Telephone |  AARP Tax Assistance at the Library

Tax Forms at the Library

Many income tax forms are available at the library beginning in February.  The forms are located across from the Adult Services Reference Desk. Please be aware that library staff cannot answer your tax questions or tell you which tax form to use. 

Tax forms and instructions can be photocopied or printed from the Internet for $.10 per page.  Please ask at the Adult Services Reference Desk for assistance.

Federal IRS Tax Forms Online

IRS Home Page  http://www.irs.gov

IRS Web site Help  http://www.irs.gov/help/index.html
For help using the site, keyword searching, tax questions, finding a specific form or publication and more.

Federal IRS Tax Forms and Instructions  http://www.irs.gov/app/picklist/list/formsInstructions.html
Select a form or instructions by form number.

E-file  http://www.irs.gov/efile/index.html
Information on how to file your taxes electronically.

Free File  http://www.irs.gov/efile/article/0,,id=118986,00.html
Find out if you qualify to file for free electronically.

State Tax Forms Online

Illinois Department of Revenue  http://www.revenue.state.il.us/index.htm

State Tax Forms  http://www.revenue.state.il.us/taxforms/index.htm
Find forms and instructions for individuals and businesses.  Forms for prior years and mailing addresses are available. To order forms by phone, call 1-800-356-6302.

E-file  https://www.revenue.state.il.us/app/ifile/
Information on how to file your state taxes electronically.

Free Tax Counseling

For face-to-face tax help in Illinois  http://www.irs.gov/localcontacts/article/0,,id=98273,00.html

The Center for Economic Progress offers free income tax counseling for families will annual incomes less than $50,000 and individuals with annual incomes less than $25,000.  http://www.economicprogress.org/zipcode/index.php

Tax Help by Telephone 

Live Telephone Assistance for federal income tax questions Monday through Friday, from 7:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.

  • For individuals   1-800-829-1040
  • For businesses   1-800-829-4933
  • For people with hearing impairments  1-800-829-4059 (TDD)

Live Telephone Assistance for state income tax questions Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

  • For individuals   1-800-732-8866
  • For businesses   1-217-524-4772
  • For people with hearing impairments   1-800-544-5304 (TDD)

AARP Tax Assistance at the Library

Volunteers with the American Association of Retired Persons provide free income tax return assistance to eligible patrons who are 60 or older.  Appointments typically run from mid-February through the beginning of April. Appointment scheduling begins at 9:00 a.m.  Appointments must be made at the Adult Services Reference Desk in person or by calling 847-526-6225 ext. 203.

Please bring the following items with you to your appointment:

  • A copy of last year's tax return
  • 1099 forms
  • W-2 forms
  • Estimated tax payments
  • Property taxes paid with the Property Index Number (PIN)

If you are filing jointly, both parties need to attend the appointment together.

 

 

Need to fill out the Circuit Breaker form (IL-Form 1363)?

You can now do it online!

Online forms are processed within 30-60 days whereas mailed forms can take up to 3-6 months to be processed.