As of February 10, all AARP tax help appointments are full.
2016 Tax Preparation Resources
The filing deadline is Tuesday, April 18, 2017. Because of the increased popularity of electronic tax filing, the IRS no longer sends out paper income tax packages to individual or business taxpayers.
Also, due to budget cuts at the IRS, Heights Libraries will receive only a limited supply of select forms. Below are the forms we currently have available. If you do not see a form/booklet listed, we do not have it, but we may be able to print it for you. Ask a staff member.
- Federal 1040 Forms and Instruction Books
- Federal 1040A Forms and Instruction Books
- Federal 1040EZ Forms and Instruction Books
- Ohio Forms and Instruction Books
- RITA Forms
AARP Tax Help
As of February 10, all AARP tax help appointments at the library are full.
For more information about the AARP Tax-Aide program, please visit their help page or call 1-888-687-2277. (1-888-OUR-AARP)
Other Tax Assistance
The following list of free options available for taxpayers originated at the IRS website:
- Individuals making $52,000 or less can use the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program 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.
- IRS Free File provides options for free brand-name tax software or online fillable forms plus free electronic filing. Everyone can use Free File to prepare a federal tax return. Taxpayers who make $58,000 or less can choose from approximately 20 commercial software providers. There’s no income limit for Free File Fillable Forms, the electronic version of IRS paper forms, which also has free e-filing.
Free Federal Online Filing Options
Traditional Free File is a no-cost tax preparation and electronic filing program that is available for individuals with incomes of $58,000 or less in 2014.
Where to File Addresses
Local IRS Taxpayer Assistance Center:
1240 E. Ninth St.
Cleveland, OH 44119
M-F 8:30am – 4:30pm
Taxpayer Advocate Service of the IRS:
Locating Tax Forms
- A selection of Ohio and federal individual income tax forms are available for free at Heights Library during tax season. We are happy to print out any forms that are not available in the display.
- State and federal tax forms can be downloaded and printed from state and federal sites.
- Internal Revenue Service: www.irs.gov
Browse forms and publications
- Ohio Department of Taxation: http://tax.ohio.gov
Browse forms and publications
- Employer and information forms such as W-2, 1098 and 1099 forms can be ordered directly from the IRS.
- Income tax forms for other states can be located through the Federation of Tax Administrators.
Contacting the IRS
Contacting the Ohio Department of Taxation
City Tax Information
Taxpayer Assistance Programs
- AARP Tax Aide Program
Volunteers assist seniors and low income taxpayers in preparing their federal and state income tax returns. Check for eligibility, locations and times.
- Ohio Benefit Bank can help you file your taxes for free if your household income is $60,000 or less. For more information, including OBB sites and tax clinics near you, call 800-648-1176 or visit http://www.ohiobenefits.org/
- United Way 211/First Call For Help
Call 2-1-1 if calling within Cuyahoga County. Alternate number: (216) 436-2000
- Cleveland Taxpayer Service Center
1240 E. Ninth Street
Cleveland, Ohio 44199
Monday through Friday 8:30-4:30
Electronic Tax Filing Information
- Electronic filing may be completed using a personal computer and internet access. Follow instructions from the Internal Revenue Service and the State of Ohio.
- File IRS online for free – IRS Free File
- A special note about E-filing using library computers:
Whereas E-filing may be done at library computers, taxpayers must be alerted to the fact that our computers are configured to be public access machines and not personal computers. Therefore, e-filing at the library is not recommended for a number of practical reasons. The library does not allow users to install tax preparation software on its computer terminals and you may not be allowed enough time on a computer to complete your filing. Heights Library clearly states that it is not responsible for any liability that may occur as a result of the disclosure of financial or other personal information over the system.