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IRS Limits 2014 Tax Documents to Public Libraries

It’s tax season. Tax forms usually start to arrive at the libraries in January. Minnesota Income and Property tax booklets and forms have begun to arrive.

East Central Regional Library has received notice that, due to budget cuts in the 2015 Omnibus Appropriations bill recently passed by Congress, the IRS will significantly reduce the number of tax products they are sending to libraries for distribution. The IRS will not be sending out any 1040, 1040 A or 1040 EZ instruction booklets, as well as several other forms and publications that libraries used to receive. Libraries will still receive Forms 1040, 1040 A, and 1040 EZ. Individuals and employers may order forms from the IRS webpage or by calling 1-800-829-3676 Monday through Friday from 7 am-7 pm, and the IRS will deliver them by mail to you. Many forms and instructions are also available to view and download online.

Library staff can assist with locating and printing online tax forms but are not able to give advice regarding the forms that you might need. Printing and copying is $.15/single-sided black & white page, $.25/double-sided black & white page, and $.50/single-sided color page.

You may wish to call your local library to see if the form(s) you need are in. The IRS has not started shipping the 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ forms.

Online Forms

Links to the current year and commonly used forms printable versions of state and federal taxes are below.

1040 form and instructions 

1040A form and instructions 

1040EZ form and instructions 

Income Tax form and instructions
Property Tax form and instructions

Tax Assistance

Lakes and Pines operates a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program for low-income individuals and families to have their income taxes prepared for free.  Additional Tax Assistance locations may be found in late January at the State of Minnesota’s Free Tax Preparation Site finder.

For Minnesota tax assistance, call the Minnesota Department of Revenue phone number at 651-296-3781, Monday-Friday from 8 am-4:30 pm.

For IRS forms and publications call 1-800-829-3676. For federal tax assistance call 1-800-829-1040.  Both are open Monday-Friday from 7 am-7 pm. IRS Minnesota office locations are here.


Federal tax forms and publications for businesses often have to be ordered directly from the IRS and cannot be printed off.  For more information see Federal Tax Forms for Business and the State of Minnesota Tax Information for Businesses.

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