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Tax Forms

Federal Filing and Forms 2014

IRS' Tax Forms Outlet Program (TFOP) Message 1/9/15:  Due to IRS appropriations cuts in the 2015 Omnibus Appropriations bill recently passed by Congress, the TFOP will only send a limited number of the following forms to public libraries to give away:  1040, 1040A, and 1040EZ.  

No instruction books or other IRS forms will be sent to public libraries.  

Taxpayers can also get IRS tax forms and instructions online, mail order, or by calling 1-800-829-3676.

Taxpayers Receiving IRS Identity Verification Letter Should Use IDVerify.irs.gov per IRS Message 3/18/15.

Pick up forms at the following branches (supplies are limited): Aspen Hill, Bethesda, Damascus, Davis, Gaithersburg, Little Falls, Long Branch, Marilyn J. Praisner, Poolesville, Potomac, Rockville Memorial, Twinbrook, Wheaton, and White Oak.

Please call the library branch to check availability.

Photocopy reproducible federal forms at: Aspen Hill, Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Damascus, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Poolesville, Potomac, Quince OrchardRockville Memorial, Silver Spring, and Twinbrook.

Please call the library branch to check availability.

Maryland Filing and Forms

Pick up forms at the following branches (supplies are limited): Aspen Hill, Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Damascus, Davis, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Little Falls, Long Branch, Marilyn J. Praisner, Potomac, Rockville Memorial, Twinbrook, Wheaton, and White Oak.

Please call the library branch to check availability.

Other States and DC

Tax preparation help at the libraries

RSVP/AARP Tax-Aide Program

Free income tax preparation by trained volunteers for low-to-moderate income Montgomery County taxpayers — especially seniors 60 and over. Call 240-777-2577, Monday through Friday, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm to make an appointment starting January 26, 2015.  Appointments can also be made online starting January 27, 2015. 

Appointments can be made by phone or online, but  once an appointment is scheduled, changes or cancellations must be done by phone at 240-777-2577.  Helping you is important to RSVP/AARP. If you cannot keep your appointment, please call them at 240-777-2577 to cancel so they can offer the appointment to someone else. Thank you!

Please note that the times listed below are for first appointment time and last appointment time.

Community Tax Aid

Walk-in service only; no appointments; first come, first served.  For individuals with no more than $35,000 in income and families with no more than $53,000.

VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance)

Walk-in service only; no appointments. Free tax help to people who generally make $53,000 or less, persons with disabilities, the elderly and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals.

Tax preparation help at other locations

What to bring to a tax preparation help appointment

What should I bring to my tax preparation help appointment?

  • Last year’s Federal and State tax returns
  • All tax forms showing income including:
  • All W2s, 1099s (interest, dividends, pensions, IRA disbursements, state tax refunds, stock sales, etc.
  • 1098s (mortgage, interest, brokerage, student expenses)
  • Social Security or Railroad Retirement statements
  • The amount of estimated Federal and Maryland taxes you paid
  • Social Security cards, including for children
  • Basis for any stock sales (purchase date and cost)
  • If you sold a home or other property, what it cost, when you bought it, and what you paid for major improvements
  • Alimony received or paid for the year, if applicable
  • If Married and Filing Separately, bring spouse’s SS#; if spouse is itemizing expenses, you will also have to itemize so bring concise list of your expenses
  • Concise list of expenses and charitable donations if you wish to itemize
  • Property tax records
  • Photo IDs for adults (persons 18 years and older included in the return)
  • In order to have any refund you receive electronically deposited, bring a blank check showing your bank’s routing number and account number

What health insurance information do you need to bring this year to support tax preparation?

  • Health insurance coverage information for taxpayer, spouse and all dependents. Examples of health insurance are Medicare, Medicaid, employer-sponsored coverage under a group health plan, individual health coverage, CHIP, Tricare.
  • If taxpayer doesn’t have full-year coverage for self, spouse, and all dependents, information on monthly coverage.
  • If taxpayer purchased health insurance through the Marketplace/Exchange, Form 1095-A. S/he should receive this form by January 31.
  • If any health care exemptions were received from the IRS or the Marketplace/Exchange, bring exemption code and certificate number.
  • All information needed to complete returns for taxpayer, spouse and for each dependent that has a filing requirement.
  • For more information about the Marketplace/Exchange, visit HealthCare.gov.
  • For more information on the Affordable Care Act, go to irs.gov/aca.

RSVP/AARP tax counselors are volunteers who are trained only to do simple returns for seniors or those with low to moderate incomes. Therefore, they do not handle returns involving businesses with employees, complicated K-1s*, rentals, or "extensive" list of stock sales.

*K-1s can only have interest, dividend, and royalty income.

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