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.

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.

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.

  • City of Columbus, Ohio: Income Tax Division
    The City of Columbus Income Tax Division provides Columbus tax forms and instructions online.
  • Internal Revenue Service
    The official IRS site has a comprehensive list of federal forms, instructions and publications. There are also links to online filing, including "Free File" for individuals with income less than $57,000.
  • Ohio Department of Taxation
    Ohio tax forms and instructions are available through the Department of Taxation's website. Ohio also offers free online filing for individuals.
  • Regional Income Tax Agency (RITA)
    RITA provides services to collect income tax for select Ohio municipalities, including the City of Worthington.
  • 1040.com
    1040.com is a useful tax information clearinghouse. In addition to federal forms and tax news, there are also links to individual state sites and forms. Remember, this is not the official IRS site.

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 January 2015