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Last Page Update: January 2017
File Your Taxes Online:
Filing electronically is the easiest way to complete and file an accurate tax return. The software guides individuals and tax preparers through the process and does all the math.
If you need assistance filing your tax return, click HERE.
Your Taxes and the Affordable Health Care Act
The Act requires that you and each member of your family have qualifying health insurance, a health coverage exemption, or make a payment when you file your income tax.
Find out more here: Affordable Care Act Information
Federal Tax Forms Online:
Federal Tax Forms from the Library:
If you need some of the most common Federal tax forms, the Library may be able to provide them. You may call ahead to find out which forms are currently available.
If the Library does not have the forms you need, or you can not find the correct forms online, the Library may be able to assist you in obtaining the forms. For such assistance, please come into the Library and inquire at the Reference Desk during regular Library hours.
State Tax Forms Online:
State tax forms are available only through your tax preparer or online:
The Library DOES NOT have any state tax forms.
IRS Taxpayer Assistance Centers
These are your one-stop resource for face-to-face tax help and solutions to tax problems:
Tax Preparation Help Online:
Find Authorized IRS Tax Preparers in your area.
Free Tax Prep Help for qualified individuals.
Online tax assistance is available through the American Association of Retired People (AARP) Tax-Aide Site. This site has lots of useful tax information, as well as links to other reputable tax sites which may be of assistance.
Tax Preparation Help by Telephone:
The IRS's Help Line: 800-829-1040
RI State Tax Office: Contact Information
Tax Preparation Help In Person:
American Association of Retired People (AARP)
The AARP Tax-Aide Program is available February 1 - April 15 each year. During the off-season, their program continues to provide on-line tax counseling and trains volunteers for the upcoming season.
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA)
The VITA Program offers free tax help to low-income (under $54,000) people who cannot prepare their own tax returns. Volunteers sponsored by various organizations receive training to help prepare basic tax returns in communities across the country. VITA sites are generally located at community and neighborhood centers, libraries, schools, shopping malls, and other convenient locations. Most locations also offer free electronic filing. To locate the nearest VITA site, call 1-800-829-1040 or use the VITA Locator Tool.
More Tax Help: Disputes & Other Matters
Taxpayer Advocate Service
The Taxpayer Advocate Service is an independent organization within the IRS that helps taxpayers resolve problems with the IRS and recommends changes that will prevent the problems. If you are experiencing economic harm or seeking help in resolving tax problems that have not been resolved through normal channels, you may be eligible for Taxpayer Advocate Service assistance. Your assigned Case Advocate will listen to your point of view and will work with you to address your concerns.
Low Income Taxpayer Clinics
If you are a low income taxpayer who cannot afford professional tax assistance during audits of your federal income tax return, you may qualify for help from Low Income Taxpayer Clinics or other organizations that provide free assistance in tax disputes. Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITCs) represent low income taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service in audit, appeals, and collection issues, for free or for a nominal charge.
Tax Filing Extensions