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Income Tax Information & Forms

The Springfield-Greene County Library system distributes Federal tax forms during filing season (Jan.-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. Where can I obtain help in preparing my taxes?
  10. How do I check on the status of my refunds?
  11. What if I get a threatening phone call saying I owe money to the IRS?
  12. What tax forms do I need for the Affordable Care Act?

1. Where can I get forms?

  • Online -- download, fill-in, or print forms:
       Federal: www.irs.gov
       Missouri: www.dor.mo.gov/forms/
       Other States: www.taxadmin.org/fta/link/forms.html
  • Delivered in the mail:
        Federal--order by phone: 1-800-829-3676 (1-800-TAX-FORM)
        Federal--order online: Forms and publications from IRS
        Federal--order online: Employer and Information Returns
                    (Forms W-2, W-3, 1096, 1098, 1099, and 5498, etc.)
        Missouri--order by phone:  1-800-877-6881
     
  • In person at a local tax office:
       Federal:
            IRS Office [map]
            2937 S. Claremont Ave, Bldg. A
            (north of Battlefield, east of Lone Pine)
            Phone: (417) 889-9828
            Hours:  Mon-Fri, 8:30-4:30; 
       Missouri:
            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
     
  • At all Springfield-Greene County Libraries:
       Free Missouri tax forms are NOT available at any library.     
       Some of the most popular preprinted Federal forms are available at no charge. 
       NOTE: IRS has reduced the forms available for free distribution at libraries.  See section 2.
       Prints and photocopies of both Federal and Missouri forms are 10 cents per page. 

2. What forms do you supply at the Library?

  • The Library no longer receives paper forms from the Missouri Department of Revenue.
  • Preprinted IRS (federal) forms are free to the public and include the 1040-A and 1040 (long) forms and many frequently requested schedules.
  • Schedules E, F, R and 8812, Publication 17, and several other forms and publications may not be included in the IRS free distribution program this year.  See section 1, above, for other ways to get these forms.
  • Each branch orders its own supply of Federal forms, so which forms are available will vary from branch to branch.
  • Prints or photocopies of most other forms, including Missouri 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. Some library branches have special ordered a limited supply of these forms:
         Form W-2
         Form W-3
         Form 1096
         Form 1099-MISC 

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 Wednesday, April 15, 2015.  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. Where can I obtain help in preparing my taxes?

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
Missouri State University and Drury University students working with the ATLS coalition will provide Volunteer Income Tax Assistance. This program provides free tax preparation assistance for federal tax returns and Earned Income Credit (EIC), Missouri Property Tax Credit, and other tax forms. They will provide assistance with Missouri and other states' tax returns if the federal return is being prepared.

Assistance is for those of low-to-moderate income and for people with disabilities and non-English speakers.

Schedule and further details will be posted when available. Some sites require appointments.

Tax Counseling for the Elderly
The Southwest Missouri Office on Aging TCE (Tax Counseling for the Elderly) program provides free tax preparation and assistance. IRS-trained volunteers prepare federal and state tax returns and Missouri Property Tax Credit forms. Older adults will be given priority, but other ages can receive the service after older adults have been served.

Schedule and further details will be posted when available. Most sites require appointments.

MyFreeTaxes

The MyFreeTaxes Partnership provides free state and federal tax preparation and filing assistance for qualified individuals. For assistance, call 1-855-698-9435 Monday-Saturday, 9a.m.--10p.m. or email info@myfreetaxes.com.

To e-file your 2014 tax return or other electronic forms, you must verify your identity with your Self-Select PIN or Adjusted Gross Income from your 2013 tax return.

Low Income Tax Clinic -- tax appeals filing assistance

The Missouri State University Low Income Tax Controversy and Outreach Clinic represents taxpayers with controversies before the Internal Revenue Service. Trained volunteers assist taxpayers who have received a letter from the IRS that they don't understand, people who are experiencing financial hardship due to an IRS levy or lien, and those who have unresolved Federal tax debt.

Schedule and further details will be posted when available. Most sites require appointments.

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

11. 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."

12. 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 2015, 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:


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