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Tax Information

Librarians can not provide tax information, however we can point you toward resources that might help.  

1. Internal Revenue Service website or by phone, 1-800-829-1040

- Tax Forms & Instructions

- Get answers to tax questions

- Check refund status

- Get your tax record

- Make a payment

- And much more


2. Iowa Department of Revenue website or by phone, 515-281-3114 or 800-367-3388

- Iowa Tax Forms Index

- Where's my refund?

- eFile & Pay

- And much more


3. Free File 

If your adjusted gross income was $66,000 or less, you will find one or more free software options only available through Free File at Review each company's offer to make sure you qualify for your free federal return. Some companies offer free state tax returns as well.  Use the Free File Software Lookup Tool by clicking here.


4. VITA & TCE- Free Tax Return Preparation for Qualifying Taxpayers

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who generally make $55,000 or less, persons with disabilities 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.

In addition to VITA, the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program offers free tax help for all taxpayers, particularly those who are 60 years of age and older, specializing in questions about pensions and retirement-related issues unique to seniors. The IRS-certified volunteers who provide tax counseling are often retired individuals associated with non-profit organizations that receive grants from the IRS.


5. AARP Tax Aide

AARP FoundatioTax-Aide offers free, individualized tax preparation for low-to moderate-income taxpayers - especially those 50 and older - at nearly 5,000 locations nationwide. Find a location near you by using the search feature at the link above.

6. Call Iowa's Local Taxpayer Advocate at 515-564-6888  (1-877-777-4778 toll free).


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