Tax Information

Tax season is here!  Filing deadline is Tuesday, April 15, 2014.       Library+Taxes    |    Phone    |    Services

image and link to IRS.govFederal 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 
   • 
Find the number of the form you need.
   •  Select (highlight) the form
   •  Hit the "Review Selected Files" button

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 no longer sends out paper tax forms.  Everyone can use IRS e-file.
Choices include (use "Individuals" tab on IRS website, then 1040 Central)... 
       •   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)

RITA (Regional) Taxes
   Select Individual  from Tax Information column then Forms+Instructions choose 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

OTHER STATES                                    — ALL OHIO CITIES 


TAXES and OUR LIBRARY

Federal forms (1040, 1040A, 1040EZ, instruction booklets, and several commonly used schedules) have been shipped!  Please call ahead to your local branch to check availability.   

IRS & RITA no longer mail tax forms to individuals or businesses.  In 2014, Post Offices and participating libraries (like ours) will be the main distribution points for Federal tax forms/instructions.  You may have to ask at the Reference Desk for the 2013 RITA forms.

Below is a sampling of forms that should become available later at your local branch.  Call ahead first to check...

  • 1040 Form + instructions
  • 1040EZ Form and instructions
  • 1040SE -
  • 2106 (Form only) - Employee Business Expenses
  • 2441 (Form and instructions) - Child and Dependent Care Expenses
  • 6251 (Form only) - Alternative Minimum Tax - Individuals
  • 8283 (Form and instructions) - Noncash Charitable Contributions
  • Schedule A for 1040 (Form+instructions)
  • Schedule B for 1040
        - Report of Tax Liability for Semiweekly Schedule Depositors
  • Schedule D (1040 - Form only)- Capital Gains and Losses
  • Schedule M (1040 or 1040A - Form only) - Making Work Pay Credit
  • Schedule R (1040 or 1040A - Form and instructions)
       - Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled

Tax Help from AARP at our Library:

Parma-Snow Branch
Mondays and Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  
Set up appointment (required) at branch during hours
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free, individualized tax preparation for low-to moderate-income taxpayers - especially those 60+ up.


Phone Numbers and Websites for 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 & notices: 1-800-829-1040
    (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

 

Tax Services

Federal Tax Preparation Assistance

IRS Free Tax Return Preparation by Volunteers:  (VITA for all, AFTC for armed forces, TCE for elderly)

e-file with FREE FILE
If your income is $57,000 or less, 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. Most households that make under $60,000 can file their state and federal taxes for free with The Benefit Bank and receive their 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 $51,267 (that's for a couple filing jointly with three kids) in 2013.

Make a bit too much to qualify? United Way offers a do-it-yourself program that lets taxpayers e-file their taxes for free. People with household incomes of $58,000 or less are eligible. Find the program at myfreetaxes.com.
 

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