A message the Library recently received from the IRS Tax Form Administrator:
On January 4, the IRS announced that the 2018 tax filing season would begin on January 29. The IRS set the opening date to ensure the security and readiness of key tax processing systems in advance of the opening and to assess the potential impact of recent tax legislation on 2017 tax returns.
We are currently working to finalize the forms and instructions to reflect the legislation which passed in late December. As a result, some shipments may come later than normal.
While most IRS tax forms, instructions and publications will be available electronically on IRS.gov by the beginning of the filing season (Jan. 29), the printing and distribution process for printed products takes longer to complete.
We understand that you may have questions about when tax products will be delivered to your location. We are establishing dates for printing and distributing product orders. As soon as shipping information is available, we will send a TFOP Alert and update the TFOP Shipping Chart on IRS.gov.
Iowa Tax Forms
During tax season, Iowa forms will be available online at https://tax.iowa.gov. If you need physical copies of Iowa forms, please schedule an appointment to print them at the library or call the Hoover Building at 515-281-3114 to request forms and instructions via mail.
Federal Tax Forms
A limited quantity of the following federal paper forms are available for pickup in the library or by scheduling a curbside appointment (schedule an appointment). Limit one form/booklet per household.
- 1040 and 1040-SR (as of tax year 2020 forms 1040A and 1040EZ are no longer in use)
- Instructions for forms 1040 and 1040-SR
- Reproducible copies of other federal tax forms and instructions are on order, but have not arrived yet.
Many Americans qualify to file free federal and/or state tax returns. Find more information about IRS's Free File program
Need help filing?
United Way VITA Tax Assistance
You may be eligible to receive FREE tax preparation help from United Way. Find more information on the VITA website or by calling 1-800-908-9946.
AARP Tax Assistance
The AARP Foundation's Tax-Aide has information about free tax assistance. AARP will NOT be offering free tax assistance at the Johnston Public Library.