Tax Forms & Assistance

The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library receives and distributes Federal and State tax forms and instruction booklets. We are also a host site for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program which will begin Saturday, February 1st

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

The VITA Program generally offers free tax help to people who make $52,000 or less and need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals in local communities.

Hours for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program are:

Tuesdays, 6-8:30 pm (Assistance in Spanish is available on Tuesdays)
Thursdays 3-8:30 pm
Saturdays, 1-4 PM

These hours start Saturday., Feb. 1st and run through April 15th.

VITA appointments are first-come, first-served. Sign-up starts one hour before VITA opens. .

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 of the locations and times.

Items you need to bring to VITA sites include

  • Proof of identification
  • Social Security cards for you, your spouse and any dependents
  • Birth dates for you, your spouse and any dependents
  • Wage and earning statement(s), usually a W-2 form, from all employers
  • Interest and dividend statements from your banks (1099 form)
  • Bank routing numbers and account numbers for Direct Deposit

Tax Forms

The table and racks of the forms and publications that we have received is located in the Atrium of the Library. You can call us at 580-4540 to check on the availability of forms, instructions, or publications before coming to the Library.

The Kansas Income Tax, Kansas Schedule S form, and Kansas Homestead forms are available for purchase at the Reference and Media desk in the library for 25 cents each. The Library purchases these forms from the State of Kansas and the charge is to cover our costs.

Kansas tax forms and instructions are also available at the taxpayer assistance center located in the Docking state office building.

Many tax forms and publications are available online:

Other forms that many of our patrons are looking for at this time of year:

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

FEDERAL

Phone Numbers

  • Telephone Assistance for Individuals: Toll-Free, 1-800-829-1040
    Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. your local time
  • To Order Forms by Mail: 1-800-829-3676 (or www.irs.gov)

Local Office:

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

Address to mail return:
(addresses for other types of returns available at www.irs.gov)

If you live in KANSAS …

and you are filing a Form …

and you ARE NOT ENCLOSING A PAYMENT, then use this address …

and you ARE ENCLOSING A PAYMENT, then use this address …

1040 Department of the Treasury
Internal Revenue Service
Fresno, CA 93888-0002
Internal Revenue Service
P.O. Box 802501
Cincinnati, OH 45280-2501
1040A Department of the Treasury
Internal Revenue Service
Fresno, CA 93888-0015
Internal Revenue Service
P.O. Box 802501
Cincinnati, OH 45280-2501
1040EZ Department of the Treasury
Internal Revenue Service
Fresno, CA 93888-0014
Internal Revenue Service
P.O. Box 802501
Cincinnati, OH 45280-2501

KANSAS

Phone Numbers

  • 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

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

Mailing Address to mail forms

(NOTE: Copies or forms printed from the internet are NOT acceptable)

Individual Income Tax/Food Sales Tax
Kansas Department of Revenue
915 SW Harrison St.
Topeka, KS 66699-1000