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Taxes

Tax Forms & Information

Do you need help finding or printing your tax forms? 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 2020 Federal tax return by the April 15, 2021, deadline, you have options. For your one-stop shop, visit our Tax Forms & Information Page.

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. Tax forms are printed free of charge, and a portion 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, services like the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program and the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide are operating on an extremely limited basis this year, due to COVID-19 safety measures. Visit irs.treasury.gov/freetaxprep to find the closest location to you, or taxaide.aarpfoundation.org for a list of frequently asked questions and assistance.

A course on Lynda.com from LinkedIn may be helpful to teach the fundamentals of income taxes. Access the course for beginners, titled “Finance Foundations: Income Taxes,” on the Research page with your library card and 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.

The Delaware County District Library serves as the public information provider for our community, using traditional and innovative technology to encourage curiosity, free inquiry, and lifelong learning in a friendly environment.