The answer is yes . . . and no. Paris Public Library's supply of paper forms will be very limited this year. The paper forms we have now are on the spinner rack near the desk.
Libraries in the IRS Tax Forms Outlet Program were notified that IRS appropriations were significantly cut in the 2015 Omnibus Appropriations bill passed by Congress. This will reduce the tax forms provided to libraries. We will receive only 1040, 1040A, and 1040EZ forms. The IRS will not provide libraries with paper copies of instruction booklets. 1040A and 1040EZ are expected to arrive by early February.
Federal tax forms and instructions are posted at IRS.gov. The IRS recommends filing online, printing needed forms and instructions from IRS.gov, or ordering paper copies to be mailed to you. Go to IRS.gov/orderforms to order online or call 1-800-829-3676. According to the IRS, you may order up to 10 different forms and publications to complete your tax return; instructions are automatically included with your order.
On January 26, we received one box of IL1040 forms and instruction booklets from the State of Illinois. You can also call the state's 24-hour Forms Order Line 1-800-356-6302. Illinois tax forms are posted at Illinois Department of Revenue and filing online is also an option. If you live in Illinois, but work in Indiana, visit Indiana Department of Revenue for their nonresident tax form, too.
Library staff will print tax forms from the Internet at no charge, but we will have to charge to print instructions.