6/19 SERVICE ALERT: All ECRL branches will be closed on Wednesday, July 19 in celebration of Juneteenth. Regular service will resume on Thursday, July 20.

2021 Tax Filing Season

Tax season for filing returns begins on February 12 and runs through May 17.

Tax forms are now available online.  East Central Regional Library has compiled online tax resources for you here. You may request paper federal forms and instructions be mailed to you on the Forms & Publications by U.S. Mail page on the IRS.gov website.
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 to file your taxes or with filling out tax forms.
Libraries will receive paper copies of the Form 1040, Form 1040-SR, and the 1040 and 1040-SR Instructions in both English and Spanish-language.
As of 2/26/21, all East Central Regional Library locations have received their shipments:
Tax Assistance through AARP will be offering appointment-only assistance at the Aitkin, Chisago Lakes and North Branch libraries. Dates are tentative:

  • Chisago Lakes: Saturdays from 10:00-4:00, through May 15. Call 651-419-6661 or email taxmn237@gmail.com for an appointment.
  • North Branch: Thursdays from 12:00pm to 8:00pm, through April 15. April 16-May 13, Thursdays 12:00pm to 4:00pm.  Call 651-419-6661 or email taxmn237@gmail.com for an appointment.
  • Aitkin: Thursdays from 10:00-2:00, through April 15. Call 612-850-6060 Monday-Wednesday from 9:00-5:00 for an appointment.

Lakes & Pines is offering remote assistance. Visit the Lakes & Pines tax prep website or call 1-800-832-6082 or 320-679-1800.

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