Guide from our Librarians: Tax Help and Forms

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Guide from our Librarians: Tax Help and Forms

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

Tax Help


AARP Kansas Tax Aide:  Free tax assistance and preparation for low- and middle- income taxpayers with special attention to those ages 60 and older.  You do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this service. There is a waitlist for AARP appointments.  If you have questions or you want to cancel an appoint, go to or call 913-735-5489. 

Please note that due to renovation at the Central Resource Library, the tax site has moved to Oak Park Library for 2021.

Free Tax Preparation Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA):  This free service is available for taxpayers whose income falls below $57,000 annually.  Due to continuing COVID-19 health & safety precautions this tax site is Virtual Only.  Taxpayers can send copies of the required documents via mail.  Details are provided on the website.

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 online tax preparation and filing options on IRS partner sites for taxpayers with an Adjusted Gross Income of $72,000 or less. Visit the site for details.


Through United Way’s partnership with H & R Block, taxpayers with a simple return can file their federal and state tax returns online for free.   

Helpful Contacts

Helpful Articles

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).

Printable popular forms:

For Tax Year 2020, you will use the Form 1040

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Popular publications:

  • Pub 1 Your Rights as a Taxpayer
  • Pub 17 Tax Guide 2019 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

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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 to print them (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

    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

      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.