Free paper forms will not be available at the library in 2017.
Copies of forms will be available at our BAV area for 10 cents per page.
The IRS and State of Illinois no longer provide us free forms.
We encourage patrons to download and print the forms they need using the convenient links below, or to file online.
The Library also has other resources, such as privately published tax guides and books with detailed instructions such as J.K. Lasser's Your Income Tax, (two copies available for checkout, one copy in Reference.) The current edition lists the year you file the return, i.e. 2017 edition refers to tax year Jan 1, 2016-Dec. 31, 2016.
You may also download and print forms you need. Internet access card required. (Users over age 18 with a photo ID may use one of our temporary cards.) Self-printed forms are 15 cents per page.
W-2, 1099 and other informational forms used in filling out personal income tax forms must be obtained from the appropriate employer, bank, or financial consultant. For employers or institutions looking for blank copies of these forms, they can be ordered from the IRS (1-800-TAX-FORM), and purchased through office supply stores.
Federal and Illinois filing deadlines are April 18, 2017.
- Notice: An important message from the IRS about the free e-file options available to file your taxes.
- Download Tax Forms
2016 forms available!
Get your 1040, 1040A, 1040EZ and all the other forms. Prior years' forms are available to download separately.
- Federal Income Tax Refund Status Inquiry
- Frequently Asked Questions
Consult this IRS page for answers to common questions. There are also specialized sections that address the concerns of individual taxpayers, taxpayers in the military and businesses.
- Exempt Organizations
Find out which charitable and non-profit organizations are exempt from taxation, and learn more about charitable contributions in general.
- Further Assistance
Where do I file? Who can I call? Where can I get assistance? This page lists resources by state, including Illinois.
Need help filling out your tax forms?
Library staff cannot answer questions regarding tax forms. We are simply a place to obtain forms.
If you need assistance, try these resources:
- J.K. Lasser's Your Income Tax,
(two copies available for checkout, one copy in Reference.)
The current edition lists the year you file the return, i.e. 2017 edition refers to tax year January 1, 2016-December 31, 2016.
- Tax Guide Books
- Yahoo! Tax Center
A collection of tools, tips, and Web sites from Yahoo.
AARP Tax Program for Senior Citizens
Get the details about the program at the Patti Leach Youth Center and requirements.
- AARP Tax Aid Website
- Chicago IRS office:
230 S. Dearborn St
Chicago IL 60604
For 24 hour, general IRS information, call (800) 829-1040
(800) 829-4059 TTY/TDD
- For Illinois Tax Assistance
Call (800) 732-8866 or (800) TDD 544-5304
Mon-Fri 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Cook County Treasurer including information on exemptions, freezes, tax due dates, and records of payment.