It’s tax season, again, and once again the Waltham Public Library is providing the forms that it can. Please keep in mind that the IRS has informed that there has been a printing delay and therefore a delay in shipping various materials to the library. To date, we have not received Instructions for Form 1040 or 1040 A, Form 1040A, or Schedule A. The Massachusetts Department of Revenue has also informed all taxpayers and public libraries that they are not sending print copies of the instructions. Taxpayers can print out all the forms and instructions they need at www.irs.gov (for federal forms) or www.mass.gov/dor (for state tax forms). You’re welcome to print out your forms at the library using one of our library computers or your laptop. For those of you who are computer shy, we are happy to print out forms for you at the reference desk, as long as you know the name/number of the form that you need.
Here are a list of resources to get you through tax season, including contact information for the Internal Revenue Service and the Massachusetts Department of Revenue, as well as three services which provide free tax help. Good luck!
- Internal Revenue Service
- Massachusetts Department of Revenue
mass.gov/dor; 1-800-392-6089; 617-887-6367
- Federation of Tax Administrators’ Tax Forms from other States
Tax Help Locations
The following are tax help services in the Waltham area
- Waltham Council on Aging
488 Main Street; Waltham, MA 02452
Service Provided: Tax Help for senior citizens. Must call to make an appointment.
Times Available: February 1 – April 15. Monday – Friday
- Bentley University Students
Morrison Hall, Room 101; Waltham, MA 02452
Service Provided: Tax Help for those who are eligible for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA)
Times Available: February 17 – April 12 (there will be no service available from March 12 – March 19.
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm; Saturdays 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
- Taxpayer Assistance Center
JFK Federal Building; 15 New Sudbury Street; Boston, MA 02203
Service Provided: Federal tax help for those whose income is less than $49,000, as well some other services. Please call to make an appointment. Please note — this location provides assistance with federal tax preparation, only.
Times Available: Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.
- Charles River Public Internet Center
154 Moody Street; Waltham, MA 02453 781-891-9559, x206
Services Provided: Federal and state tax help for low and moderate income families and individuals. Call to make an appointment although walk-ins are welcome.
Times Available Fridays and Saturdays, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.
posted by Laura