Tax season!

In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.–Benjamin Franklin

It’s tax season. Hold that groan! – the library’s got the stuff you need to put tax season behind you.


The library distributes the 1040, 1040A, and 1040EZ forms from the IRS.

Instruction booklets and supplemental forms will not be available for distribution this year, they are available online at or can be requested at 1-800-829-3676.

The Kansas K-40, Schedule S, and K-40H (homestead claim) forms will be available at the Reference desk for 25 cents each.  The library purchases these forms from the state of Kansas and the charge is to cover our costs.


Hours for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) at the library are
6-8:30 pm Tuesday, 3-8:30 pm Thursday and 1-4 pm Saturday,
starting Tue., Feb. 3rd and running through April 14th.
Sign up begins at 9 AM each day that VITA is at the library.  Patrons will be able to get a number at the information desk which will save them a place in line.  They can then leave and then return at the time that the VITA service begins.

There are many other locations in Topeka that offer free tax assistance. Check out this master schedule from the Shawnee County Extension office for all the locations and times.


Many tax forms and publications are available online:

Kansas tax forms are also available at the taxpayer assistance center located in the Docking state office building (901 SW Harrison).

While you’re at the library picking up your tax forms, take note that we will have forms many library customers are looking for this time of year that are not a tax forms:

Here are some useful phone numbers and addresses to have handy while preparing this year’s tax return:


Phone Numbers

Telephone Assistance for Individuals: Toll-Free, 1-800-829-1040
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. local time

To Order Forms by Mail: 1-800-829-3676 (or

Local Office:

(785) 235-3053, 120 S.E. Sixth Ave. Hours: Monday-Friday – 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m


Phone Numbers

Forms order line: (785) 368-8222 or

General Question line: (785) 368-8222

PIN Number Request (and other e-Filing help): 1-800-525-3901

Local Office

Docking State Office Building, 915 SW Harrison, Taxpayer Assistance Center is in room 150, the hours are 8 a.m.-4:45 p.m., M-F

VITA Tax assistance for both Federal and State taxes is also available at the Docking Building,
9 a.m. -3 p.m., M-F, in room 163




Some of my many roles at the Library include: Tax Form guru, Collectibles collection promoter, Inspirational fiction evangelist, Adult Literacy promoter, Book Group in a Bag cheerleader, So Many Books book discussion group leader, Reader's Advisor, and many more,,,