libraries have free copies of major New York State
and Federal personal income tax forms during tax season.
The Central Library also has reproducible personal
and business tax forms, instructions, and tax publications
for the current and past years available year-round
Library staff are prohibited by law from providing any assistance in filling out tax forms or determining which forms to file.
Local Tax Assistance
AARP Tax-Aide Sites
[This link is only functional from late January-April each year]
AARP's Tax-Aide is a program to provide income tax assistance to older and/or lower income persons. Enter your zip code to find the tax help location nearest you, or call the Central Library at 435-1900 for information on participating libraries and other locations in Onondaga County.
** NOTE **: Searching the AARP site will provide all community locations that offer tax assistance; the list is not limited to OCPL libraries.
A complete list of all CITY libraries offering Tax Assistance. Please contact the individual library for appointment times and details.
** NOTE ** This list is only current during the January - April tax season
Event Calendar [Some Suburban Libraries listed here]
Some OCPL libraries have listed the tax aide appointments on OCPL's Event Calendar.
** NOTE ** Libraries will only be listed during the January - April tax season
Lists some of the Syracuse-area community centers offering tax assistance.
Federal Forms & Information
Step by Step Guide for the 2010 1040
A sample tax return highlighting changes for the 2010 tax year and providing explanations, from the New York Times * Note: This is for the 2010 year only. Useful for filing back taxes *
New York State Forms & Information
Links to companies that offer free Internet tax preparation and e-file for eligible New York State taxpayers.
Other State Tax Forms
to State Tax Forms
Links to tax forms for all 50 U.S. states from the Federation of Tax Administrators.
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Free online Federal tax filing program. This program also does state returns for multiple states including New York.
The IRS provides this FreeFile page. Links to a "Help Me Find A Free File Company" option, as well as "I Will Choose A Free File Company" option.
Last updated: April 16, 2012