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Income Tax Information & Forms

The Springfield-Greene County Library system distributes Federal tax forms during filing season (January-April) as a service to the community.

Library staff cannot help you prepare your taxes or tell you which form you need.

Staff members can direct you to paper copies, internet resources, and reproducible forms and publications. We can direct you to information that will help you decide what you need and to local groups that provide assistance with filling out your forms. This guide provides useful links and answers to frequently asked questions.

  1. Where can I get forms?
  2. What forms do you supply at the Library?
  3. Where can I obtain tax forms for past years?.
  4. Where can I get out-of-state tax forms?
  5. Can I file my forms electronically at the Library?
  6. Where do I mail my tax form?
  7. What is the deadline to file my taxes?
  8. What is my Missouri School District Number?
  9. How do I check on the status of my refunds?
  10. What if I get a threatening phone call saying I owe money to the IRS?
  11. What tax forms do I need for the Affordable Care Act?
  12. Where can I obtain help in preparing my taxes?

1. Where can I get forms?

  • All Missouri Tax Assistance Centers are permanently closed due to budget cuts.  
            The Library is not aware of any local source for free printed Missouri tax forms.
     

2. What forms do you supply at the Library?

  • The Library no longer receives paper forms from the Missouri Department of Revenue. Free Missouri tax forms are NOT available at any library. However, prints and photocopies of Missouri forms can be made at a cost of 10 cents per page.
  • The library district will only receive limited amounts of instruction booklets from the IRS for distribution to the public.  See Section 1, above, for other ways to obtain these instructions and schedules.
  • The libraries will only receive limited amounts of printed forms 1040EZ, 1040A, and 1040.
  • Prints or photocopies of most other forms can be made for 10 cents per page
  • We do not maintain enough inventory to supply bulk or multiple-copy requests.
  • Some Federal forms are printed as special "machine-readable" products, and you cannot file a copied or reprinted version. These forms should be obtained directly from an IRS office or ordered from IRS Employer Returns

3. Where can I get tax forms for past years?

4. Where can I get out-of-state tax forms?

  • At the Federation of Tax Administrators' State Tax Form Page
  • You may also call or contact the Department of Revenue of a specific state. The Library can supply you with an address and phone number for out of state offices. Call our Reference Department at 883-5341, or your local branch library for more information.

5. Can I file my forms electronically at the Library?

  • The Library does not provide software to help you prepare your taxes, but it does provide Internet access to the following sites.
  • Federal electronic filing -- IRS E-File will guide you to free and low-cost Internet filing opportunities.
  • Missouri electronic filing -- MO E-file provides information about electronic filing on the Department of Revenue site.

6. Where do I mail my tax form?

7. What is the deadline to file my taxes?

  • The deadline this year is Monday, April 18, 2016.  For more information, refer to IRS Tax Topic 301.

8. What is my Missouri School District Number?

  • Greene County school district numbers are:
         Springfield R-XII......475
         Ash Grove R-IV.....011
         Fair Grove R-X.....140
         Logan-Rogersville R-VII...277
         Republic R-III.....415
         Strafford R-VI.....492
         Walnut Grove R-V.....527
         Willard R-II.....550
  • The Missouri Department of Revenue site has a complete list .

9. How do I check on the status of my refunds?

10. What if I get a threatening phone call saying I owe money to the IRS?

  • If you know you owe taxes or you think you might owe taxes, call the IRS at 1-800-829-1040.
  • If you know you don't owe taxes or have no reason to think that you owe any taxes, then call and report the incident to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) at 1-800-366-4484.
  • For more information, see the IRS's warnings about scam phone calls and email "identity phishing."

11. What tax forms do I need for the Affordable Care Act?

  • Most people already have qualifying health care coverage. The IRS expects the vast majority of taxpayers will only need to check a box to indicate that they satisfy the individual shared responsibility provision when they file their tax returns in early 2015.
  • Exemptions: Individuals who don't maintain coverage throughout the year must have an exemption or make an individual shared responsibility payment with their federal income tax returns.
  • Exemptions are obtained from either the Marketplace or IRS, depending on the type of exemption, and reported on Form 8965, Health Coverage Exemptions, although you are automatically exempt if you don't have to file a return because your income is below your filing threshold.
  • Premium Tax Credit: Individuals and families who get coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace may be eligible for the premium tax credit. Eligible individuals and families can choose to have advance credit payments paid directly to their insurance company to lower what they pay for their monthly premiums, or they can wait to claim the credit when they file their federal income tax return.
  • Early in 2016, individuals who bought health insurance through the Marketplace will receive Form 1095-A, Health Insurance Marketplace Statement, which includes information about their coverage and any premium assistance received. Form 1095-A will help individuals complete their tax return.
  • Individuals claiming the premium tax credit, including those who received advance payments of the premium tax credit, must file a federal income tax return for the year and attach Form 8962, Premium Tax Credit (PTC). Do not confuse this with Form MO-PTC, Missouri Property Tax Credit Claim.
  • If the individual received advance credit payments, he or she will reconcile those payments with the amount of the premium tax credit actually allowed on the federal income tax return.

More information about these ACA tax provisions can be found at:

12. Where can I obtain help in preparing my taxes?

  • See our Free Tax Help guide for details on three programs offering free assistance.

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