It's full-steam ahead into tax season and money is on everyone's mind.
If you're looking for ways to make the most of yours, let Worthington Libraries help. To make the process as painless as possible, we offer a suite of tax services to help you through the tax season.
Although changes from the IRS mean the large selection of tax forms many expect to find at libraries no longer are available, Worthington Libraries branches have received print copies of the three main ones – 1040 (as well as instruction booklets), 1040A and 1040EZ.
In addition to these three, library staff members maintain a binder of the most common tax forms – or will help you find them online – so copies can be made. After you find the forms you need, print up to 10 pages for free. If you're more of a do-it-yourselfer and would prefer to file your taxes online and skip the forms altogether, feel free to use the library's computers. Before getting started, talk to staff members bout extending your computer session from the typical 60 minutes.
Thanks to a partnership with the AARP Foundation, AARP Tax-Aide counselors will return to Worthington Park Library, 1389 Worthington Centre Drive, to help you file your state and federal returns. No age or membership requirements are necessary to take advantage of this free service, which is planned on Tuesdays through April 10. Registration is required for your 60-minute appointment; you may do so online at worthingtonlibraries.org/visit/services/tax-help.
Although library staff members cannot prepare taxes or answer specific tax-related questions, they can assist in finding the information you need. Staff members can help locate forms and identify additional tax resources, like the newest copies of the Ernst & Young Tax Guide and J.K. Lasser's Your Income Tax.
Hillary Kline is a communications specialist for Worthington Libraries.