It’s already 2017, and April 15 will be here before you know it! Livingston Parish Library offers many resources to help ease the headaches of tax season, including free tax filing assistance, tax forms, helpful links, and of course, books. Keep reading below to find out which of our resources can help you.
Free Tax Preparation
Free tax preparation services will be offered at the library. These private, one-on-one sessions are co-sponsored by Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and the Internal Revenue Service.
Bring your tax documents and documentation for deductions and credits along with a copy of last year’s tax return and Social Security cards for yourself, spouse, and dependents. More complicated returns will not be processed. These one-on-one sessions will be held throughout the months of January, February, March, and April at the Albany-Springfield Branch, Denham Springs-Walker Branch, and Main Branch. You can view each branch’s tax prep schedule by clicking the links below. To register for one of these sessions, please contact the host branch of your choice.
Free Online Tax Filing
Do you like to file your own taxes? Now you can file both your federal and state taxes with free online software! The IRS and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) bring you MyFreeTaxes, an online tax filing service for individuals or families with a combined income below $64,000 in 2016. Visit http://www.myfreetaxes.com/mylpl to prepare your taxes online on your own or with the assistance of IRS VITA-certified volunteers.
MyFreeTaxes.com is a free site that you can use to file state and federal taxes. If you get stuck, volunteers are available by phone to assist you. This service is sponsored by United Way, the National Disability Institute, Goodwill, and Walmart with tax filing software provided by H&R Block. MyFreeTaxes Partnership’s online and in-person tax preparation and filing services have helped millions of families claim nearly $8 billion in tax credits and refunds since 2009.
Downloadable Tax Forms
Here, you can find IRS.gov links to downloadable tax forms in PDF format. Most general forms can be found here. If you’re having trouble finding a specific form, please contact the library for assistance.
Forms and Instructions for Individuals
- Form 1040
- 1040 Instructions
- 1040 Tax Tables
- Form 1040A
- 1040A Instructions
- Form 1040EZ
- 1040EZ Instructions
- Form W-4
- Publication 17 (2016 Tax Guide)
- Publication 17 (2016 Tax Guide) in ePub format
Forms and Instructions for Businesses
Tax Forms at the Library
The IRS will be providing Livingston Parish Library branches with copies of Form 1040, Form 1040A, and Form 1040EZ for the 2016 filing year. While instruction packets are not being provided, they can be viewed and downloaded online.
Books on Taxes
Livingston Parish Library has a wide assortment of books with information on tax filing. Try using one of our linked catalog searches below or start your own search. The online catalog is available twenty-four hours a day at http://catalog.mylpl.info:8080. Our classic catalog is also available at http://catalog.mylpl.info.
Louisiana Tax Information
The State of Louisiana no longer provides the library with state income tax forms or instruction booklets. Information about Louisiana income tax filings, including downloadable tax forms, can be found at the Louisiana Department of Revenue website.