Income Tax Information
2015 Tax Year
- Tax forms (Federal and State)
- Tax assistance at library locations
- Tax assistance at other locations
- Tax assistance for people with disabilities
A limited quantity of the most popular tax forms may be available at some library locations. Branches may not offer this service because of space limitations or because the forms have not been made available by the IRS or NYS Department of Taxation and Finance. Please call your local branch to check availability. Printouts of forms/instructions can be made by patrons on library computers. Charges for printing apply. A copy card may be required to pay for printing.
Tax forms and information from federal and state agencies can be obtained online. Choose one of the following options and follow the instructions at each site to download forms:
Government Sources for Tax Forms and Information
|NYC/State Forms||Federal Forms|
|Tax Forms by Mail||518-457-5431||800-829-3676|
Tax Form Pick-up Locations (Federal Only)
|The Bronx||1200 Waters Place|
|Uptown||2283 Third Avenue|
|Staten Island||514 Bay Street|
Taxpayer Advocate Service: 212-436-1011
Locations labeled E-file offer computers for you to file your tax return online with some help from a tax assistant. Locations labeled AARP and VITA will be serving as sites where IRS-trained volunteers can help prepare basic income tax returns free of charge. Click on the library name for location, directions and phone information. Call in advance for requirements. Assistance taking place January 26-April 15 except where noted.
|Bronx Library Center (E-file)|
|Castle Hill (E-file)|
|Pelham Parkway-Van Nest|
|58th Street (AARP)|
Assistance in Chinese languages
|Countee Cullen (E-file)|
|George Bruce (AARP)|
|Morningside Heights (AARP)|
|New Amsterdam (AARP)|
|Science, Industry & Business Library|
|Dongan Hills (VITA)|
|St. George Library Center (E-file)|
|West New Brighton (AARP)|
Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL) provides access to CCH Omnitax Library, which includes all the information from more than a dozen of its well-known tax resources. Foremost are the Standard Federal Tax Reporter, the Estate and Gift Tax Reporter, the Internal Revenue Manual and the New York Tax Reporter. But the Library also includes the Tax Cases, including memoranda, revenue rulings, Treasury decisions, comprehensive presentations of the tax treaties and a range of the IRS Publications. There are also several current awareness news sources and tax guides.
- AARP, VITA and SaveUSA Tax Assistance Sites [PDF]
- Free online tax prep for NYC residents earning less than $57,000
- Visit nyc.gov/taxprep or call 311 to find the assistance program that meets your needs
Hundreds of the most popular federal tax forms and publications are available for download from IRS.gov for sight impaired individuals. These products range from talking tax forms to Braille formats, and are accessible using screen reading software, refreshable Braille displays and voice recognition software. Accessible Forms and Publications.
The IRS also offers customer service assistance for persons who are deaf or who have hearing disabilities. People with TTY equipment may call 800-829-4059, which is a toll-free number, for assistance.
People who are unable to complete their tax return because of a physical disability may get assistance from an IRS office, or through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) sponsored by IRS. Taxpayers can find a nearby location by calling 1-800-906-9887.
Publication 907, Tax Highlights for Persons with Disabilities, explains the tax implications of certain disability benefits and other issues, and is available at IRS.gov.
Visit www.irs.gov and click on the word "accessibility" for help and information.