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 www.irs.gov 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.
FREE TAX HELP
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.
HELPFUL TAX INFORMATION
Many tax forms and publications are available online:
- Federal tax forms: www.irs.gov; online filing is also available
- Kansas income tax and homestead forms: www.ksrevenue.org; online filing is also available. K-40 forms printed from the internet are NOT ACCEPTABLE for filing purposes.
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:
- LIEAP (Kansas Low Income Energy Assistance Program
Also available online at: http://www.benefits.gov/benefits/benefit-details/1557
- City of Topeka Utility Franchise Fee Credit Program application
Also available online at
Here are some useful phone numbers and addresses to have handy while preparing this year’s tax return:
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 www.irs.gov)
(785) 235-3053, 120 S.E. Sixth Ave. Hours: Monday-Friday – 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m
Forms order line: (785) 368-8222 or www.ksrevenue.org
General Question line: (785) 368-8222
PIN Number Request (and other e-Filing help): 1-800-525-3901
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