Tax season is once again upon us. The librarians at the Upper Arlington Public Library are happy to direct patrons to tax information and locate specific forms, but please note: Library employees cannot give out tax advice or answer specific tax questions.
Tax season officially kicked off Monday, January 23, 2017, when the IRS begins accepting individual electronic tax returns. The deadline to submit tax returns is Tuesday, April 18, 2017.
The Main (Tremont), Lane Road and Miller Park Libraries will receive a very limited number of the most-used tax forms for distribution to the public, which will be set out when they arrive. Library staff will be able to assist you in locating additional forms. UA Library patrons may also use the library's public computers to print tax forms and instructions at a cost of 10¢ per sheet.
The following are quick links to important information on the Internal Revenue Service's site (www.irs.gov).
- IRS Forms and Publications - Print out your federal tax forms by following the link. (Note: Certain forms cannot be downloaded from this site for tax filing, such as 1099, W-2, 5498 and a few others. To obtain these forms, you can order them directly from the IRS online, or call them at 1-800-829-3676.)
- Free File - Everyone is eligible to e-file their federal income taxes at no charge, either by using brand-name software or online forms, depending on income.
- Where to File your federal individual tax returns (Ohio)
- Where's My Refund? – This year should be the same as past years, in that most people eligible for a refund will get it within 21 days, and sometimes faster by e-filing.
Most Requested Forms
- 1040 Form | Instructions
- 1040 (Schedule A) Form | Instructions
- 1040 (Schedule B) Form (Instructions included)
- 1040 (Schedule D) Form | Instructions
- 1040-V Payment Voucher Form (Instructions included)
- 4868 Automatic Extension of Time to File Form (Instructions included)
- Ohio Department of Taxation - Get the forms and information you need to file your Ohio income taxes. To order Ohio tax forms by phone, call 1-800-282-1782.
- Ohio Income Tax Online Services - File your Ohio income taxes online securely and free of charge.
- Federation of Tax Administrators - Did you live in a state other than Ohio for all or part of the year? Click on any state to be directed to their official taxation website.
Most Request Forms
- Ohio Instructions for Income Tax Filing
- Ohio Universal IT 1040 Form (Note: The 2016 Ohio IT 1040 Individual Income Tax Return encompasses the IT 1040, IT 1040EZ and amended IT 1040X)
- Ohio IT 40P Form
- City of Upper Arlington Tax Forms - Upper Arlington, along with many other municipalities, has their residents file their city taxes using the Regional Income Tax Agency (RITA) form.
- RITA eServices - File your Upper Arlington city taxes at no charge online by using RITA's MyAccount Taxpayer Portal.
- Columbus Income Tax Division - Get the forms and information you need if you are required to file Columbus City income tax.
- Columbus Tax Facts - Are you required to file a Columbus City Income Tax return? Find out here by answering three simple questions. (FYI: Upper Arlington and Columbus both have the same income tax rate of 2.5%)
Most Requested Forms
Tax Filing Assistance
- AARP Foundation Tax Aide - Free, individualized tax return preparation help is available to anyone with low to moderate income, and is especially geared towards those 50 and older. They have many sites around Central Ohio, including the Upper Arlington Senior Center. Follow the link for information on locations and and hours.
- Local IRS Taxpayer Assistance Centers - For tax account issues that can't be resolved online or over the phone, TACs are a source for personalized help. (Note: TACs do not offer tax return preparation services.) You can also find out about Taxpayer Advocate Services by getting contact information from this link.
- Local Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) Providers - Find out more about this program, and use the locator tool to find a location near you that provides this service.
Click on any of the following subjects to see a list of books covering tax information available through the UA Library.