Tax Information

Tax season for 2014 income is now open. The filing deadline is Wednesday, April 15, 2015.

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PLEASE NOTE: The IRS has reduced the amount of printed tax forms and publications available to public libraries nationwide. As a result, we have a limited amount of printed tax materials available in our branches for our customers. Library staff can assist you in locating tax materials. We cannot, however, provide you with tax advice. 

You may order tax forms and publications directly from the IRS online or by phone:  

  • Call the IRS toll-free at 1.800.829.3676 to order tax products to be delivered to your home by mail. This service is available 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding Federal Holidays.

Federal Tax Forms

FREE OPTIONS to obtain tax products, tax preparation, and help with filing tax returns include:

Links below access online tax forms:

FEDERAL TAXES

Commonly requested IRS Forms and Publications

All Forms and Publications 

Tax information for individuals 
For Federal tax information such as...

  • Refunds, payments, extensions
  • Special Interests (elderly, military members, spouses)
  • Tax incentives, credits
  • News, forms, FAQs, contacts

e-file
The IRS does not automatically send out paper tax forms.  Choices include...
       •   Free File
       •   e-file by computer
       •   authorized e-file provider

Check out the FREE smartphone app at IRS2Go
Filing online? Check out these reviews of the leading online tax services.

OHIO Department of Taxation
       •   Forms (includes popular forms, and Search Box  (Click on the Search button for browsable list)
       •   To order forms by phone (24/7) call 1-800-282-1782

RITA (Regional) Taxes
   Select Individual  from Tax Information column then find the form you need under Individual Forms+Instructions (ex.-Form 37).

PARMA Taxes
   You can now eFile or Download Parma 1040 and download Direction Guide

CLEVELAND Taxes 
from the Central Collection Agency: CCA Tax Forms page  (Print Only and  Interactive formats)

More Tax Forms

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TAXES and OUR LIBRARY

Below are the forms that should be available at your local branch.  Please call your local branch to check availability of print tax forms.   Links are included for forms that can also be accessed online.

  • 1040EZ Form
  • 1040A Form 
  • Publication 17, the Tax Guide 2014 for Individuals (pdf - 288 pages)
    One reference copy will be available at each branch.
    (Taxpayers can access Publication 17 in English and Spanish online and it will also be available as an e-Pub for downloading from IRS.gov and viewing on most e-Readers and other mobile devices.)
  • Publication 4604 (English+Spanish), How to Use the Web for IRS Tax Products & Information
Our Library has prepared the following forms  as a service to our communities:
  • Ohio IT 1040 – free
  • Ohio IT 1040EZ – free
  • Publication 529-Misc. Deductions (22 pages) – free
  • Instructions for IRS Schedule B – free
  • Instructions for Schedule A (form 1040)-Itemized Deductions (18 pages) – free
  • Instructions for Schedule D (form 1040)-Capital Gains & Losses (16 pages) – free

The following instructions and publications are available for a $1.00 fee per item, as they are 25 pages or more (the Library is not making a profit from printing these documents):

  • 1040A instructions (86 pages each) - $1.00 fee
  • 1040 EZ instructions (43 pages each) - $1.00 fee
  • 1040 instructions (104 pages each) - $1.00 fee
  • Publication 501-Exemptions, Standard Deduction & Filing Info (30 pages each) - $1.00 fee
  • Publication 596-Earned Income Credit (37 pages) - $1.00 fee
  • Instructions for Ohio 1040 & Ohio 1040EZ (60 pages each) - $1.00 fee

Tax Help from AARP at our Library:

North Olmsted Branch
Mondays11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.  starting February 2, 2015.
No appointment required; walk-ins only
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free, individualized tax preparation for low-to moderate-income taxpayers  especially those 60+up.

Parma Branch
Tuesdays and Wednesdays9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  starting February 3, 2015.
Set up appointment (required) at branch during regular library hours.
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free, individualized tax preparation for low-to moderate-income taxpayers  especially those 60+up.

Parma-Snow Branch
Mondays and Thursdays9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  starting February 2, 2015.
Set up appointment (required) at branch during regular library hours.
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free, individualized tax preparation for low-to moderate-income taxpayers  especially those 60+up.


Tax Preparation Assistance

IRS Telephone Assistance

Best times to call = 8:00 a.m. and  3:00 to 4:30 p.m.
  • Recorded tax & refund info: 1.800.829.4477
    (Refund status and automated topics)
  • Tax information & notices1.800.829.1040
    (Making Work Pay tax credits+new tax legislation, refunds: press "0" to talk to person)
  • Tax information & notices (business):  1.800.829.4933
  • Taxpayer Advocate Helpline: 1.877.777.4778
    Service of IRS  for unresolved tax problems or hardships
  • Forms & Publication Orders: 1.800.829.3676
    Request print forms or form downloads
  • TDD Equipment: 1.800.829.4059

Free Tax-prep Clinics

Income under $60,000 in 2014?  These walk-in clinics (no appointments taken) are offered by Cuyahoga Community College:
  • Tri-C Western Campus: Galleria G 271
        • Now through April 4           •  Fridays + Saturdays             • 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Tri-C Eastern Campus: Room 3405
        • Now through April 4           •  Saturdays (except 3/14)      • 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Tri-C Metro: Room 154
        • Now through March 28      •  Saturdays (except 3/14)      •   9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Tri-C Corporate College West in Westlake: Room 201
        • Now through April 1           • Wednesdays(except 3/11)   •  4:00 p.m. + 7:30 p.m.


Tax Services

Federal Tax Preparation Assistance

IRS Free Tax Return Preparation by Volunteers:  (VITA for all, AFTC for armed forces, TCE for elderly)
Qualifications: $50,000/year or less income, elderly or disabled or have limited English. 

IRS free tax help locator: 1.800.906.9887

e-file with FREE FILE
If your income is $57,000 or less, one option is to use Free Filesoftware for free tax preparation and free e-filing.

IRS Taxpayer Assistance Center
1240 E. 9th St., Cleveland — 1.216.522.4048
  • Visit in person for help (bring photo ID)
  • No appointments
  • Office hours M-F 8:30-4:30

Ohio Benefit Bank

File Your Taxes for Free and Keep Your Whole Refund!
The Ohio Benefit Bank (OBB) is an Internet service that is available for Ohioans who are in need of help.  Please note that if you are married and filing a joint return with your spouse, you must have an adjusted gross income (AGI) of $95,000 or less to use our online service. If you are not married or not filing jointly with your spouse, you must have an AGI of $65,000 or less to use our online service.  File state and federal taxes for free with The Benefit Bank and receive refunds in 14 days or less. You can file online with no fees or other charges.  Go to the  OBB website for a self-serve filing program or to find a local site. The OBB project has been funded at least in part with Federal funds from the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture.

Cuyahoga Earned Income Tax Credit Coalition

Do you qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit?
The Cuyahoga Earned Income Tax Credit Coalition is a local group that is funded by the Cuyahoga County Commissioners that does free income tax preparation for anyone who qualifies for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). The EITC is a refundable tax credit available to working adults. The Earned Income Tax Credit is available to people who worked but earned less than $51,567 (that's for a couple filing jointly with three kids) in 2013; 2014 earnings limit will be posted soon.
Sponsoring free tax-prep clinics (earnings $50,000 or less).  Call 211 or  visit refundohio.org for appointment:  Saturday, 2/7/15 at Cleveland Central Catholic High School and St. Ignatius High School.