As they become available, tax forms and booklets will be placed in the main library area beginning on January 2, 2013. If you do not see the form you are looking for, please ask for assistance from the Information Desk.
Additionally, the following is information provided by the government:
There are also numerous other free options available for your patrons to obtain tax products, tax preparation and assistance in filing their tax returns:
- Download Forms and instructions ( http://www.irs.gov/app/picklist/list/formsInstructions.html ) online at IRS.gov
- Visit an IRS Taxpayer Assistance Center (TAC) ( http://www.irs.gov/localcontacts/index.html ), participating libraries
- Individuals making $50,000 or less can use the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program ( http://www.irs.gov/individuals/article/0,,id=107626,00.html ) for free tax preparation and, in many cases, free electronic filing
- Individuals aged 60 and older can take advantage of free tax counseling and basic income tax preparation through Tax Counseling for the Elderly ( http://www.irs.gov/individuals/article/0,,id=107626,00.html )
- IRS Free File ( http://www.irs.gov/efile/article/0,,id=118986,00.html )provides options for free brand-name tax software or online fillable forms plus free electronic filing. For more information, visit IRS Free File on IRS.gov
Also, beginning Monday, February 4, 2013, you may receive assistance from AARP with tax filing. Please call us at 419-874-3135 x 119 for more information. We are currently taking appointments.
Regarding AARP Tax Appointments Being Available for Free Tax Preparation
AARP offers free tax help in cooperation with Way Public Library
Local Tax-Aide volunteers have completed training for the current year tax season and will begin preparing Federal, Ohio and School District tax returns beginning February 4 at Way Library. Appointments can be scheduled by contacting the Way Library Information Desk at 419-874-3135 ext. 119 from Monday, January 28 through Sunday, February 3. Beginning February 4, appointments can be made at the tax-preparation site in the Way Library computer lab (lower level) or by calling the site at 419-874-3135 ext. 136. Hours for making appointments as well as preparing taxes will be Mondays and Wednesdays, 9 am -1 pm and Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12 noon - 4 pm.
The mission of the AARP Tax-Aide Foundation is to provide high-quality free income tax assistance to low- and moderate-income taxpayers, with special attention to those 60 and older. AARP membership is not necessary. Additional information can be found at www.aarp.org/money/taxes/aarp_taxaide.
Complex tax issues including depreciation, lengthy schedule Ds, casualty losses, complex K-1s, farm income, employee business expenses over $5,000, and military returns are beyond the scope of this service.
Earned Income Credits, Child Tax Credits, Unemployment Benefits, Child and Dependent Care Expenses, Education Credits, IRA Contributions, Capital Gains/Losses, and Disability Income are all within the scope of this service.
Taxpayers must bring picture ID, social security cards for all family members, last year's tax return, current W2 and 1099 statements, broker tax statements plus any additional documentation they feel is pertinent.