Taxes research guide

Worthington Libraries is a great place to find tax information. While library staff cannot prepare taxes or answer specific tax-related questions, they can assist you in locating the information you need. We offer a suite of tax services as well as many print and online resources.

Tax Forms and Publications on the Web

Every year Worthington Libraries participate in the IRS Tax Forms Outlet Program (TFOP). Changes from TFOP in 2015 mean we're receiving only Form 1040, Form 1040A and Form 1040EZ and cannot offer our usual selection of tax forms in print.

We will be relying on the following websites to provide additional materials.

General Tax Guides

The following books are published annually. They come from commercial sources and not a government agency. They are designed to provide basic tax information to the general public. Remember the dates on these publications run a year ahead of the forms, so when filling out a 2014 tax return, use a 2015 tax guide. If you cannot locate copies of these in the Library, please inquire at the Information Desk. It is possible that reference copies may be available for use in the Library.

Internal Revenue Code

Federal tax law is compiled in Title 26 of the United States Code. Cornell University Law School provides an online version of U.S. Code: Title 26 - Internal Revenue Code. Please note the tax code is written in specialized legal language and may not be accessible to the average reader.

revised February 2015