Tax Preparation

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Tax Forms Information

Tax forms information and a list of tax forms received will be posted below as they become available, as well as information on tax preparation assistance and resources in the Somerville area.  

The IRS has cut back on many of the forms it sends us, so we will probably receive only the most basic forms and instructions:  forms 1040, 1040A, 1040EZ, and instructions; a reference copy of Publication 17 (in-library use only); but no forms for Schedules A, B, C, D, etc. 

Also, the recency of the tax reform act in December 2017 will mean that receipt of paper copies will be later than usual.   See below for IRS memo to libraries regarding its Tax Forms Outlet Program (TFOP), by which it supplies paper copies to libraries for distribution to the public:

1/17/18 IRS statement on Tax Forms Outlet Program (TFOP)

     On January 4, the IRS announced that the 2018 tax filing season would begin on January 29. The IRS set the opening date to ensure the security and readiness of key tax processing systems in advance of the opening and to assess the potential impact of recent tax legislation on 2017 tax returns.
     We are currently working to finalize the forms and instructions to reflect the legislation which passed in late December. As a result, some shipments may come later than normal.
     While most IRS tax forms, instructions and publications will be available electronically on IRS.gov by the beginning of the filing season (Jan. 29), the printing and distribution process for printed products takes longer to complete.
     We understand that you may have questions about when tax products will be delivered to your location. We are establishing dates for printing and distributing product orders. As soon as shipping information is available, we will send a TFOP Alert and update the TFOP Shipping Chart on IRS.gov.
   TFOP Administrator

1/5/2018  IRS statement on 2018 tax filing season (click to read)

The Somerville Public Library does not charge for printing tax forms. However, the Library does charge for printing tax form instructions due to their length.

These and other tax forms can be also obtained online or by telephone from the following Federal and Massachusetts resources:

TO DOWNLOAD OR ORDER TAX FORMS, PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINKS OR CALL THE PHONE NUMBERS BELOW:

Federal Tax Forms

View Online, Download & Print: http://www.irs.gov/forms-instructions

Order Online: http://www.irs.gov/Forms-&-Pubs/Order-Products

Order by Telephone 1-800-829-3676 (1-800-TAX-FORM)
Deaf and Hard of Hearing TTY/TDD  1-800-829-4059

Massachusetts Tax Forms

View Online, Download & Print http://www.mass.gov./dor/forms

Order by Telephone 1-800-392-6089

Massachusetts electronic tax filing:
Mass.gov/efile

Free tax preparation assistance at Bunker Hill Community College by VITA:
Information:  http://www.bhcc.mass.edu/vita/
Telephone: 617-228-2095
February 6 - April 20, 2018
Bunker Hill Community College
Charlestown Campus
250 New Rutherford Ave.
Room D206
By appointment only (walk-ins are no longer available)
Monday - Closed
Tuesday & Wednesday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Thursday & Friday, closed
Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m
See page (link above) for necessary documents to bring with you

Other tax preparation help:

Tax preparation assistance
Cambrige Economic Opportunity Committee, Inc.
11 Inman  St.
Cambridge, MA 02139 
617-868-2900
Fax 617-868-2395

AARP Tax Preparation Assistance, or AARP Tax Preparation Assistance
(General information)

AARP Tax Preparation Assistance
MEDFORD SENIOR CENTER
101 RIVERSIDE AVE, MEDFORD, 
MA 02155-4607

AARP Tax Preparation Assistance
ARLINGTON SENIOR CENTER
27 MAPLE ST, ARLINGTON, 
MA 02476-4976

Tax Forms 2017 Received by the Somerville Public Library as of 1/17/2018
FEDERAL Received STATE Received
       
1040    

Form 1 (booklet)

X

1040 Instructions

  Form 1 (booklet)
Instructions
X
1040A    Form 1-NR/PY  
1040A Instructions    Form 1-NR/PY  
1040EZ       
1040EZ Instructions       
1040ES      
1040X      
1040X Instructions      
Schedule A      
Schedule B      
Schedule C      
Schedule C-EZ      
Schedule D      
Schedule E      
Schedule EIC      
Schedule SE      
2006 Forms & Instructions      
2106 Forms & Instructions      
2441 Forms      
3903 Forms      
4562 Forms      
4562 Instructions      
4868 Forms      
4868 Instructions      
8283 Forms      
8283 Instructions      
8606 Forms & Instructions      
8822      
8829      
8863 Forms      
8863 Instructions      
Publication 17

X
1 copy at
Reference
for in-library
use only.

   
Publication 1      
Publication 334      
Publication 501      
Publication 523      
Publication 529      
Publication 535      
Publication 590      
Publication 596      
Publication 936      
Publication 1132