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January 9, 2019
1040 tax form with pen and calculator

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). Recent changes from TFOP mean we're receiving fewer tax forms in print. We will be relying on the following websites to provide additional materials.

Tax preparation and filing assistance

Need help with your tax return preparation and electronic filing? IRS-certified volunteers can provide help for qualified individuals.

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program

AARP Tax-Aide counselors, certified by the IRS to provide free tax preparation services and trained each year on state and federal tax regulations, volunteer to help prepare and file state and federal returns. AARP volunteers are available at Worthington Park Library starting in February through Tax Day in April— make an appointment for tax help!

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 2018 tax return, use a 2019 tax guide. If you cannot locate copies of these in the library, please inquire at the Information Desk. It is possible reference copies may be available for in-library use.

Internal revenue code

U.S. Code: Title 26 - Internal Revenue Code

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

Alison R

I'm an adult services librarian and I love to read fiction, nonfiction, short stories and essay collections. When my nose isn't in a book, there's a good chance I'm listening to music and drinking strong coffee. I love doing anything outdoors, and hanging out with my two exceptional cats.

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