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1-800 numbers are FREE calls! It is best to call during the following times: 8:00 a.m.& 3:00-4:30pm. (See also the Taxpayer Assistance Centers in Farmers Branch, Desoto and in downtown Dallas. There is one number for these offices: 214-413-6010.)
Question: What current tax forms are available at the Dallas Public Library?
Answer: Commonly used reproducible, personal income tax forms, instruction booklets and schedules may be available at many Branch Libraries for the current year. The Government Information Center, (Central Library, 6th floor) has handout copies, plus reproducible copies of most IRS publications as well as some of the less frequently used schedules and forms. Call our service desk at 214-670-1468 or the Branch location closest you to inquire about specific forms.
Question: Where can I obtain older tax forms and instruction booklets?
Answer: The Government Information Center (Central Library, 6th floor) has most 1040 series forms, schedules and booklets between 1989 and the present. (We also have a few forms and booklets from 1984-88.) The IRS has online all forms and publications since1992.
Question: How does the IRS Forms & Publications Hotline (1-800-829-3676) work?
Answer: You may request free forms or publications which are then sent to you by postal mail. Please allow up to 10 days to receive these. (Alternatively, you may request forms and publications by fax at 1-703-368-9694.)
Question: Can you supply me with a W2 form?
Answer: W2 forms, which indicate how much you earned and how much tax has been withheld from your pay during the year, must be obtained from your employer. If you are unable to get one from your employer by Feb. 14th, follow these instructions.
Question: Why does the library not supply copies of certain forms?
Answer: Information Returns (all series of Forms W-2, W-3, 1096, 1098, 1099, and 5498), and employer products can be ordered from the Online Ordering for Information Returns and Employer Returns page. The IRS does not send these forms to libraries. You may also order them by telephone. Simply call 1-800-829-3676 and leave a message stating which ones you would like to receive. Employers can also purchase certain blank forms in packets of 25 from stores such as Office Depot.
Question: Can I file my taxes electronically (e-file) from the Library?
Answer:A list of options is available at the IRS website on this page. Our income tax volunteers do submit your returns electronically.
Question: How can you obtain copies of the tax forms you filed in previous years?
Answer: Information answering this question is available on the IRS website. For many purposes, it may be sufficient to obtain a free transcript, as opposed to a copy of the actual return.
Question: How can I find out the status of my tax return?
Answer: Use this webpage to determine whether or not your return has already been processed and mailed to you.