Income Tax Resources
Published January 19, 2017 Submitted by: Jack
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.
- Where can I get forms?
- What forms do you supply at the Library?
- Where can I obtain tax forms for past years?.
- Where can I get out-of-state tax forms?
- Can I file my forms electronically at the Library?
- Where do I mail my tax form?
- What is the deadline to file my taxes?
- What is my Missouri School District Number?
- How do I check on the status of my refunds?
- What if I get a threatening phone call saying I owe money to the IRS?
- What tax forms do I need for the Affordable Care Act?
- Where can I obtain help in preparing my taxes?
1. Where can I get forms?
- Online -- download, fill-in, or print forms:
Other States: www.taxadmin.org/state-tax-forms
- 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:
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
- 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 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.
- 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.
3. Where can I get tax forms for past years?
- Federal forms for prior years are at the IRS Web site.
- Missouri forms are at the Missouri DOR Web site.
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?
- Federal returns of Missouri residents should be sent to one of these Where to File Addresses.
- Missouri returns should be mailed to one of these DOR addresses.
- IMPORTANT-- use the correct 9-digit zip code. To locate your 9-digit zip code, use this tool from the United States Postal Service.
7. What is the deadline to file my taxes?
- The deadline this year is Tuesday, April 17th. For more information, refer to IRS Tax Topic 301.
8. What is my Missouri School District Number?
- Greene County school district numbers are:
Ash Grove R-IV.....011
Fair Grove R-X.....140
Walnut Grove R-V.....527
- The Missouri Department of Revenue site has a complete list .
9. How do I check on the status of my refunds?
- Federal refund information can be requested at the IRS's Where's My Refund.
- The Missouri Department of Revenue offers a Return Inquiry System.
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?
- Taxpayers can consult this page to determine if they 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 2017.
- 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. If you are not required to file a federal income tax return for a year because your gross income is below your return filing threshold, you are automatically exempt from the shared responsibility provision for that year and do not need to take any further action to secure an exemption.
- 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 2017, 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:
- Affordable Care Act (ACA) Tax Provisions -- IRS
- Tax Facts About the Affordable Care Act for Individuals and Families -- IRS
- Health Insurance Tax Credits (PDF) -- Consumers Union
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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