Income Tax Resources

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TAX FORMS:

Click here for Federal Forms, Instructions & Publications

Click here for Connecticut Forms, Instructions & Publications

The Library has on-order copies of the Federal 1040 and 1040 SR tax forms and instruction booklets for 2021. We expect them to arrive by the end of January.

There will not be any Connecticut State tax forms distributed this year. We can print copies of tax forms from the Department of Revenue Services website, but not the instruction booklets due to the number of pages. You can request a U.S. mailed copy of a Connecticut tax form from the CT DRS by clicking here. You can also call the CT DRS, Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at 860-297-5962 to order forms by U.S. mail.

From the DRS website:

DRS no longer sends paper booklets and forms to community locations. This decision is largely due to IRS tax changes being finalized at the end of the calendar year, which makes it extremely difficult to provide the best, most updated information to partners in a timely manner. In addition, DRS continues to focus on how best to provide services while protecting health and safety during the pandemic. In place of bulk paper distribution, we have embarked on several initiatives to expand and centralize our services to taxpayers, which we believe are far more efficient and customer-focused.

  • DRS Assistance at Taxpayers’ Fingertips
    The DRS website has the answer to many state tax questions, including a Frequently Asked Questions page. Taxpayers are also encouraged to call or email DRS with questions specific to their situation. The fastest and easiest way to access state tax forms and instructions is from the DRS website, where these resources can be downloaded and printed.
  • Secure Videoconferencing
    DRS now offers remote assistance, where taxpayers can schedule an appointment and receive real-time DRS tax assistance from the comfort of their own homes, from a trained DRS professional during normal business hours, via the online Microsoft Teams platform. To schedule an appointment, contact the DRS Taxpayer Service Center at 860-297-5770(you may leave a voicemail).
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FREE TAX ASSISTANCE:

The IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free help in preparing & filing state and federal income tax returns, for those in need.
Due to COVID, there will be no on-site tax preparation this year at the Library. All returns will be completed virtually by IRS-certified preparers working remotely. The Library will help clients with scanning their documents (including last year’s income tax return(s) and any forms showing income and potential deductions), which will then be used to prepare tax returns by VITA volunteers, working remotely. Clients must have a valid email address to send and receive tax documents. The Library will not email client documents to the volunteer tax preparers.

For more details, please call either the Atwater or Smith Library. Those interested in having their taxes prepared and filed through VITA can call the Library after February 7, 2022, at which point we can distribute the VITA Coordinator’s contact information.

Have a question? Try the Interactive Tax Assistant tool that provides answers to several tax law questions specific to your individual circumstances.