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Guide from our Librarians: Tax Help and Forms

Tax Help

AARP Tax-Aide: Free tax assistance and preparation for low- and middle-income taxpayers with special attention to those age 60 and older. You do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this service.

Central Resource Library
Spring 2019
Check our homepage for details beginning January 2019

Next Step KC: IRS-sponsored Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) offering free tax help to taxpayers with incomes of $54,000 and below who cannot prepare their own tax returns.

See the list of locations in the Kansas City area.

Kansas Low Income Taxpayer Clinic: Free legal assistance on federal tax matters for low-income taxpayers from Kansas Legal Services. The clinic focuses on resolving disputes, not preparing returns.

Apply online for service or call (800) 723-6953.


Free Online Tax Preparation

IRS FreeFile:

free for taxpayers with an Adjusted Gross Income of $66,000 or less
visit the site to see if you are eligible​


online tax filing software provided through a partnerships with United Way and H & R Block  
free for taxpayers with an Adjusted Gross Income of $66,000 or less


Helpful Contacts

Commonly Used Federal Tax Forms

Due to late-breaking congressional legislation, some forms and publications for Tax Year 2018 may not yet be available.

It's super easy to find and print federal forms and publications from the IRS website. No printer at home? Come in to your nearest library location and we will be glad to assist you with printing (15 cents per page).

Printable popular forms:

For Tax Year 2018, you will no longer use Form 1040A or Form 1040EZ, but instead will use the redesigned Form 1040

more forms from the IRS »

Popular publications:

  • Pub 1 Your Rights as a Taxpayer
  • Pub 17 Tax Guide 2017 for Individuals
  • Pub 225 Farmer’s Tax Guide
  • Pub 334 Tax Guide for Small Business
  • Pub 501 Exemptions, Standard Deduction, and Filing Information
  • Pub 505 Tax Withholding and Estimated Tax
  • Pub 523 Selling Your Home
  • Pub 529 Miscellaneous Deductions
  • Pub 535 Business Expenses
  • Pub 550 Investment Income and Expenses
  • Pub 590-A Contributions to Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs)
  • Pub 590-B Distributions from Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs)
  • Pub 596 Earned Income Credit (EIC)
  • Pub 596 (SP) Crédito por Ingreso del Trabajo
  • Pub 936 Home Mortgage Interest Deduction
  • Pub 970 Tax Benefits for Education

more publications from the IRS »

Other sources of federal tax forms:

State of Kansas Forms

Please be aware that libraries do not carry paper copies of state forms for pickup.

Instead, you may print forms using the links below. No printer at home? Come in to your nearest library location and staff will be glad to assist you with printing (15 cents per page).

  • Print personal tax forms and publications
    Note from the Kansas Department of Revenue: Tax forms must be printed such that they appear exactly as they appear on the Department of Revenue's website. If the original form has color on it, it must be printed in color.
  • File online through Kansas WebFile
  • Request that a paper form be mailed to you by calling the Department of Revenue at (785) 296-4937

Check your Kansas Refund Status Online »

For more information about Kansas taxes, check the Kansas Department of Revenue Frequently Asked Questions or call the Kansas Taxline at (785) 368-8222.

State of Missouri Forms

For more information, about Missouri taxes, check the Missouri Department of Revenue Frequently Asked Questions or see help for Nonresidents.

Tax Forms and Help in Spanish/Formularios de impuestos (taxes) y ayuda en español

Formularios Federales

Ayuda con los impuestos del estado

Ayuda con los impuestos federales

La Clínica para Contribuyentes de Kansas Legal Services
El Kansas Legal Services Contribuyentes de Bajos Ingresos Clínica da a los contribuyentes de bajos ingresos sin ayuda legal en asuntos de impuestos federales. No ayuda con los rendimientos que se preparan, le ayuda con resolución de disputas con los impuestos federales.

Local Post Office Locations

In a rush to send out your taxes? Find all local post office locations and hours.

Tax preparation assistance at Library locations and links to federal, state and city forms.