100 Tinkham Lane, Harrisville, Rhode Island 02830
Phone 401-710-7800
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Tax Filing Deadline

Tax Filing Deadline, April 15th!

Library Hours

  • Monday - Thursday
    10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday
    10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday Winter
    10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Winter Hours Sept to June
    begin Sept 9th, 2017
  • Saturday Summer
    10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    Summer Hours June to Sept

Next Scheduled Closings

  • Columbus Day
    Monday, October 9th
  • Veterans Day
    Saturday, November 11th

Weather Closing &
Cancellation Information

During inclement weather, the Library may close early, delay opening time, or be closed all day when weather conditions warrant. If you are in doubt, please call ahead (401-710-7800) or check online here or on Facebook.

We also send closing information to the Rhode Island Broadcasting Association so check your favorite television news station.

Whenever the library closes early, fines are suspended for materials which were due but could not be returned on that day. All materials due on the day of closing then become due on the next open day.

Children's Programs Cancellations —

All children’s programs will be cancelled if classes in the Burrillville Public Schools are cancelled, even if the library elects to remain open.

 Tax Time Help for Tax Year 2016

Last Page Update: January 2017

File Your Taxes Online:

IRS e-file

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:

IRS Tax Forms

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:

Rhode Island Tax Forms
Massachusetts Tax Forms
Connecticut Tax Forms

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:

RI Division of Taxation Contact Information
MA Department of Revenue Contact Informaton
CT Department of Revenue Contact Information

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
IRS Telephone Assistance

RI State Tax Office: Contact Information
The RI State Income Tax Assistance Line:
401-574-8829, Option #3

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
Audits, appeals, collection issues

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.

Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) in Rhode Island.



Tax Filing Deadline, April 15th— but you can get an extension!

Tax Filing Extensions

Need more time to prepare your federal and state tax returns? You can apply for a tax filing extension!


For information on how to apply for an extension of time to file your FEDERAL tax form, go to the IRS Extension-of-Time-to-File Page so you can avoid paying any late filing penalties.


You may need to notify your State Tax Office if you want the federal extension to cover filing of your state income tax. Be sure to check your state's requirements:

State of Rhode Island Extension of Time to File Instructions.

State of Massachusetts Extension of Time to File Instructions.

State of Connecticut Extension of Time to File Instructions.