Income Tax Resources and Assistance

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Preparing your income taxes may never be fun, but we hope the resources available at the Elkhart Public Library will help to make it a bit less stressful.

Quick Links

EPL Online Tax Information links
1040.com (IRS forms, instructions and publications)
Local IRS offices and contact information
Indiana forms and publications
Indiana district offices contact information
VITA Tax Prep/Filing Appointments

Forms & Publications

The Elkhart Public Library will continue to make paper tax forms available – to the extent that the IRS and the Indiana Dept. of Revenue make them available to us. As both organizations continue to promote online filing, they send fewer forms every year. The IRS has supplied us with a limited selection of federal forms, including a relatively small supply of 1040, 1040A, and 1040EZ forms. Unfortunately, they are not sending the booklets this year.

If we do not have the paper forms you need, they can be accessed at any EPL location, and printed for 15¢ a page. The Main Library has a tax form print station located near the Information Desk. Forms & publications can also be accessed on other computers in the Main Library and at all of the branches.

Books

We have many “paper-and-ink” resources, too! Check our Reference and Nonfiction collections for books covering a wide variety of tax-related topics. J.K. LASSER’S YOUR INCOME TAXES is available at all EPL Locations. It is a comprehensive and comprehensible guide to tax preparation.

Volunteer Assistance

Volunteers from United Way’s VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program will have scheduled hours at the Main Library to assist in free tax preparation and e-filing.

VITA schedule

  • Mondays • 12:00-5:30 pm • January 26 – April 6
  • Wednesdays • 2:00-7:30 pm • January 21 – April 8
  • Saturdays • 9:30 am-12:30 pm • January 24 – April 11

Appointments are booked through United Way. You can schedule an appointment by calling 211 or online at United Way’s VITA web page: uwsjc.org/vita. The site can be accessed under Featured Links on the EPL website. The site is accessible from any Online Resource or Library catalog computer at any EPL location. No card needed.

Other Volunteer Assistance

Volunteers from AARP will be available at the Elkhart Youth and Community Center (formerly the YMCA).* To make a reservation call the EYCC at 574-389-7878.

* Update: The EYCC will be closing on March 31, after which AARP assistance will be at Steve’s Gym, 1120 West Bristol Street;  574-389-0333. Appointments will be scheduled through April 9.

This year’s filing deadline is Wednesday, April 15, 2015

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