Guide from our Librarians: Tax Help and Forms

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Guide from our Librarians: Tax Help and Forms

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

Tax Help

AARP Kansas Tax AideFree tax preparation assistance for low- and middle- income taxpayers with special attention to those ages 50 and older.  You do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this service.  The AARP Appointments Calendar will go live in mid- to late-January, 2024.  To make an appointment at that time, go to or call the AARP Call Center at 913-735-5489.

(VITA) Volunteer Income Tax Assistance:   The Johnson County VITA Tax site will be offering in-person and drop-off services for the 2023 tax season. In-person services are available on a first come, first served basis. They do not make appointments. The income threshold to use this service for 2023 is $60,000 or less.

Low Income Taxpayer Clinic | Kansas Legal Services 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:

A public-private partnership between the IRS and many tax preparation and filing software industry leaders who provide their online tax preparation and filing for free. It provides two ways for taxpayers to prepare and file their federal income tax online for free.


United Way, in partnership with the IRS’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program helps people file their taxes for free while getting the assistance they need.

Helpful Contacts

Kansas Tax Assistance
(785) 368-8222 or 913-942-3150 (Overland Park office)

IRS Taxpayer Assistance Centers
(816) 966-2840

IRS Telephone Assistance
(800) 829-1040

Helpful Information

IRS’s Interactive Tax Assistant (ITA)

IRS’s Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

IRS’ News Releases for Frequently Asked Questions

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Guide to Filing Your Taxes in 2024


Commonly Used Federal Tax Forms

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 to print them (15 cents per page).

Form 1040 and Instructions
Form 1040-SR, for Seniors and Instructions
Form 1040(SP) in Spanish y Instrucciones
Schedule A and Instructions
Schedule B
Schedule C and Instructions
Schedule D and Instructions
Schedule E and Instructions
Schedule EIC
Schedule H and Instructions
Schedule R and Instructions
Schedule SE
Form 1040-ES
Form 1040NR and Instructions
Form 1040-V
Form 1040X and Instructions
Form 2106 and Instructions
Form 2441 and Instructions
Form 3903
Form 4562 and Instructions
Form 4868
Form 5695 and Instructions
Form 6251 and Instructions
Form 8283 and Instructions
Form 8606 and Instructions
Form 8812 and Instructions
Form 8822
Form 8829 and Instructions
Form 8863 and Instructions
Form 8949 and Instructions
more forms from the IRS »

Popular publications:

Pub 1 Your Rights as a Taxpayer
Pub 17 Tax Guide 2021 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:
Order federal forms by mail using the IRS's online request form or by calling (800) TAX-FORM (829-3676).
Your local IRS office has some common forms and publications.


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 to print them (15 cents per page).

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.