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Income Tax Information


2015 Tax Year

Tax Prep Flyer

Find out about e-filing assistance at select branches in the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island (PDF)

Tax Forms

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:

Federal Forms and Instructions
New York City and State Forms and Instructions
New Jersey State Forms
Connecticut State Forms

Government Sources for Tax Forms and Information

NYC/State Forms Federal Forms
Tax Forms by Mail 518-457-5431 800-829-3676
Tax Information 518-457-5181 800-829-1040
800-829-4059 (TDD)
800-829-4477 (TeleTax)

Tax Form Pick-up Locations (Federal Only)

Borough IRS office
The Bronx 1200 Waters Place
290 Broadway
Uptown 2283 Third Avenue
Staten Island 514 Bay Street

See all IRS locations in NY

Taxpayer Advocate Service:  212-436-1011

Tax Assistance at the Library

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.

The Bronx

Bronx Library Center (E-file)  
Castle Hill (E-file)  
Melrose (E-file)  
Mott Haven  
Pelham Parkway-Van Nest  
Wakefield (E-file)  


58th Street (AARP)  
Chatham Square
Assistance in Chinese languages
Countee Cullen (E-file)  
Epiphany (AARP)  
George Bruce (AARP)  
Harlem (AARP)  
Inwood (E-file)  
Morningside Heights (AARP)  
New Amsterdam (AARP)  
Riverside (AARP)  
Science, Industry & Business Library  

Staten Island

Dongan Hills (VITA)  
Richmondtown (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.

Tax Assistance at other locations

Assistance for people with disabilities

Hundreds of the most popular federal tax forms and publications are available for download from 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

Visit and click on the word "accessibility" for help and information.

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