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2020 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.

Due to the COVID-19 crisis the extended or postponed tax deadline for 2019 IRS Tax Returns is now July 15, 2020. If you owe Federal Taxes as a result of your 2019 Tax Return, you have until July 15, 2020 to pay your Taxes penalty free.  Please see the for details.


The Massachusetts 2019 individual income tax filing and payment deadline has been moved from April 15 to July 15 due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. This income tax relief is automatic and taxpayers do not need to file any additional forms to qualify.


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 March 12, 2020

While most IRS tax forms, instructions and publications will be available electronically on by the beginning of the filing season, the printing and distribution process for printed products will take longer to complete.


All forms will be on the long table directly behind the first floor copier and scanner - near the back stairs.  

Forms have been redesigned.  We have received 1040 and the new 1040-SR booklet.  Form 1040-SR has been introduced for use by taxpayers age 65 or older.  This 1040 booklet contains numbered schedules 1 - 3.   This booklet does not contain instructions. 

Forms 1040A and 1040EZ will no longer be used.  

Schedule 1 - Additional Income and Adjustments to Income

Schedule 2 - Additional Tax

Schedule 3 - Additional Credits and Payment


The 1040 instruction booklets have arrived 


Massachusetts Resident Income Tax Booklets - Form 1 2019 ARE IN STOCK -- SMALL SUPPLY

Form 1 -- Massachusetts Resident Income Tax -- IN STOCK -- SMALL SUPPLY

Form 1 -- Massachusetts Nonresident or Part-Year Resident Income Tax -- SMALL SUPPLY

Websites and useful Telephone numbers

Massachusetts State

  • Mass. tax forms and instructions can also be obtained via the Massachusetts Department of Revenue webpage

  • 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 tax forms and instructions can also be obtained via the IRS website

  • 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


  • 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 2020" to help you find the information you need.


Tax help for the 2020 Season -- Canceled

Help with 2019 Income Tax Returns, Saturdays, February 8- April 11, 9:30 am -1:00 pm .. third floor Rear Arc:

The AARP® Tax-Aide™ Foundation will have trained volunteers on hand to prepare
tax returns and answer questions related to regular (non-business) taxes. The program is designed to
serve low and moderate income taxpayers and there are some limits on the scope of the returns that
can be prepared.  

Patrons will be asked to register on arrival and will be assisted on a first come-first served basis.
Please bring your social security card, a photo ID, copy of last year's (2018) federal and state tax
returns plus all relevant 2019 tax documents you received such as W-2 wage statement, 1099 interest
statement, health insurance coverage, etc.  The new 2019 tax returns will be eFiled for free.

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.