2018 Tax Preparation Resources

The filing deadline is Monday, April 15, 2019. 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.

  • The basic RITA Form
  • Ohio IT 1040 Form
  • Ohio Schedule A
  • Ohio Schedule IT BUS
  • Ohio Schedule of Credits
  • Ohio Schedule J
  • Ohio Instructions
  • Federal 1040 Packet (this includes the new 1040 form and Schedules 1-6)
  • Federal 1040 Instructions

Note: There are no 1040EZ or 1040A forms this year. Everyone now only uses the new 1040, plus whatever schedules they might need. Schedule A and the other lettered schedules do still exist, but we will not be getting copies of them this year. With the redesigned 1040, it is believed that fewer people will need the other Schedules.

Printable tax forms and instructions are available through the IRS website at www.irs.gov and there are free options for taxpayers who wish to begin filing electronically.

Free AARP Tax Help

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 $54,000 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 $66,000 or less can choose from  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.

Filing Options

http://www.irs.gov/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 $66,000 or less in 2017.

Telephone Assistance

Need to talk to someone? Find a guide to telephone assistance.

Where to File Addresses

https://www.irs.gov/uac/where-to-file-paper-tax-returns-with-or-without-a-payment

Additional Resources

Local IRS Taxpayer Assistance Center:
1240 E. Ninth St.
Cleveland, OH  44119
(216) 522-4048
M-F 8:30am – 4:30pm

Taxpayer Advocate Service of the IRS:

1-877-777-4778

Locating Tax Forms

A selection of Ohio and federal individual income tax forms are available for free at Heights Libraries 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

 

Contacting the IRS

Contact your local IRS office here.

Contacting the Ohio Department of Taxation

http://www.tax.ohio.gov/contact_us.aspx

www.tax.ohio.gov

City Tax Information

Regional Income Tax Authority

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
    216-522-4048

 

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 freeIRS 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.