With the new year comes tax time! We’ve already had many requests for tax forms at our library locations but the forms have still not arrived. In general, most tax forms arrive between the third week of January and the first week of February. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) notifies the library of shipping dates; this year our tax forms will be shipped beginning on January 21. It may take several weeks to receive all the forms we have requested however, in the past, our forms have arrived together.
In the meantime, there some important things to remember: January 27 is the first day that the IRS will accept tax returns. This is also the first day that online fillable forms will be available. All employers have until January 31 to “furnish” you with your W-2 form. The IRS defines “furnish” as having it in the mail, so you may not get your W-2 until the first week of February.
Still want to get an extra head start on your taxes? We are able to print off most tax forms for you here at the library. Remember that we do charge .10 cents for printing, to cover the cost of paper and toner. You can also print them off at home by going to https://www.irs.gov. You may also be able to free file, which is available now.
Be sure to keep an eye on our website in the weeks to come for information regarding updates on the tax forms and for information on free and low-cost tax preparation assistance. These resources are offered at a variety of locations around Marathon County, but many require an appointment. The AARP provides free tax help starting on February 1 and lasting until April 15. The AARP Tax Aide program will be hosted at the UW Extension building at 212 River Drive, Wausau. You may contact the AARP by calling 888-687-2277 for more information.
For questions about the tax forms we will be getting in, or to check if we have received them yet, call or stop in to your local MCPL location.
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