Tax Forms & Assistance
Do you need help finding or printing your tax forms? Are you a senior who needs tax preparation assistance? The Delaware County District Library can help.
This time of year, our Delaware County District Library reference desks see an uptick in tax questions of all kinds. If you are required to file a 2023 Federal tax return by the April 15, 2024, deadline, you have options. For your one-stop tax information shop, click the button below!
Your DCDL locations provide federal, state, municipal and school district tax forms as needed on demand. Library staff can find the forms, print them, and print instructions, but they can’t provide any advice on how to fill them out. The first copy of any tax form is printed free of charge, and the first 10 pages of printed instructions will be offered for free.
Self-preparation is always a choice, using tax software packages, or those available free of charge, subject to income and other criteria at irs.gov/freefile.
If you’re looking for assistance with your tax filings, you can use services like the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program and the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide will offer five sessions at Orange Branch Library to help with tax preparation, on February 9, February 23, March 8, March 22, and April 5. Registration is required; call 614-450-2529 and leave a message. You can also visit irs.treasury.gov/freetaxprep to find another VITA or Tax-Aide location near to you.
A course on LinkedIn Learning may be helpful to teach the fundamentals of income taxes. Access the course for beginners, titled “Finance Foundations: Income Taxes,” in LinkedIn Learning’s Finance and Accounting section. All you need to get started is your library card number and your pin!
Finally, the City of Delaware, along with many other local municipalities, offer contact-free tax services to assist with local filing. Call your local income tax office to see what assistance they are offering to residents.
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