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Tax Information Summary

Find out about free tax forms, tax help, useful websites and telephone numbers, printing charges, and what librarians can offer at the Newton Free Library.

***The Massachusetts and federal tax deadline for Massachusetts residents is Tuesday, April 17, 2018.***The traditional April 15 deadline falls on a Sunday and the following Monday, April 16, is Patriots Day in Massachusetts and Emancipation Day, a legal holiday in the District of Columbia.    

Tax forms at the Newton Free Library

Each year during tax season, the NFL offers a supply of frequently used federal and Massachusetts income tax forms and instructions to the public. The forms are free while supplies last.  Taxpayers may obtain forms and instructions online or through the mail.  Please allow 7 to 15 days for the order to be processed and shipped. 

Tax Forms and Resources - as of April 12, 2018

 

The filing season will begin on January 29, 2018.  The IRS is currently working to finalize the forms and instructions to reflect the legislation which passed in late December. 

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 will take longer to complete.

Massachusetts forms currently available are:  We are out-of-stock on both Resident and Non-Resident Mass. forms

  • Massachusetts Form 1 2017 - Resident Income Tax  
  • Massachusetts Form 1-NR/PY  2017 - Nonresident or Part-Year Resident Income Tax  We are currently out of stock


Websites and useful Telephone numbers

Massachusetts State

  • Mass. tax forms and instructions can also be obtained via the Massachusetts Department of Revenue webpage www.mass.gov/dor

  • For Mass forms (etc.) you can also call the Department of Revenue at (617)887-6367 or 1-800-392-6089

  • Filing addresses can be found by typing "filing address" in the search box


Federal

Form 1040 has arrived.  The Instructions for 1040 have also arrived.

Form 1040 A has arrived.  The Instructions for 1040 A have also arrived.

Form 1040 EZ has arrived. The Instructions for 1040 EZ have also arrived.

  • Federal tax forms and instructions can also be obtained via the IRS website www.irs.gov

  • For federal forms (etc.) you can also call 1-800-829-3676

  • Filing addresses can be found by typing "filing address" in the search box


Printing

  • All forms and instructions can be printed form the library’s internet computers. Printing costs 15 cents a page.  The Newton Free Library will receive the publication, Reproducible Copies of Federal Tax Forms and Instructions from which patrons may make photocopies. This binder will be placed at the 1st floor front Reference Desk.

 

What librarians can offer

Newton Free librarians may not offer any tax advice on what forms you need. Reference staff can assist patrons in finding tax forms online. We also have copies of "J.K. Lasser’s Your Income Tax 2018" to help you find the information you need.

 

Tax help for the 2018 Season

Help with 2017 Income Tax Returns, Saturdays, February 10-April 14, 9:30 am-1:00 pm, third floor Rear Arc:

The AARP® Tax-Aide™ Foundation will have trained volunteers on hand to assist with regular, non-business 2017 tax returns. Please proceed to the third floor area where you will be asked to register on arrival and will be assisted on a first come-first served basis.

Volunteers will prepare tax returns for people with moderate or low income (less than $40,000 if single and less than $60,000 if filing a joint return.) General assistance, such as answering questions, will be provided to anyone regardless of income level. The new 2017 tax returns will be e-filed for free.

Please bring your social security card, a photo ID, a copy of last year's (2016) federal and state tax returns plus all relevant 2017 tax documents you received such as W-2 wage statement, 1099 interest statement, health insurance coverage etc. Education credits require a 1098-T and school account indicating payments made for the student.


Please note volunteers cannot prepare any returns:

-- That involve Schedule E – income from rental housing

-- For people with foreign income or assets or foreign bank accounts

-- For non-resident aliens or people here on J or F visas (this can include nannies or child care workers)

For more information call the Newton Free Library at 617-796-1360. All programs are free and open to the public, parking is free. The Newton Free Library is an accessible facility.