Welcome to tax season! Here’s how the library can help you with a variety of tax resources.
[Update 1/25/23: Ohio instruction booklets are now circulating and available to check out or place on hold.]
In addition to this blog post, we also have tax information on our website where you can get the latest updates from us.
Where are the tax forms?
Our tax table is set up on the first floor of the library near the new books with various tax forms available free for you to take.
If there is a tax form you need that is not on the table, visit the Adult Services desk on the second floor, and we can print up to 10 pages for you for free.
AARP Tax Help
AARP offers tax help in our community. If you would like help filing your taxes, first call the United Way at 330-297-4636 (or dial 211 on a landline). Ask to schedule an appointment with the AARP Tax Service. You will be given an appointment and further instructions.
The IRS is encouraging Americans to e-file taxes. Their website says that it may take up to 6 months to process a tax return sent by mail, but only about 3 weeks for them to issue an electronic refund. There are different options to e-file taxes, which you can read about on the IRS’s website here.
You can use the IRS Free File if your adjusted gross income is $72,000 or less. The free fillable form became available on January 23, 2023, which is the official start of tax season.
Because the IRS is encouraging e-filing, they have sent us a small number of 1040 and related tax forms and instructions. We currently have federal instruction booklets in stock for you to take for free, while supplies last. We will provide additional print-outs of tax forms as needed.
If you would like the IRS to mail you tax forms, you can fill out an order request on the IRS website here or call 1-800-829-3676.
The State of Ohio no longer sends tax forms to libraries. They also encourage filing taxes online. According to their website, it may take several months to process a paper return. You can file online using their free I-File portal here.
If you would like a copy of the 52-page Ohio instruction booklet, you can call the State of Ohio’s request line at 1-800-282-1782.
Additionally, we also have a limited number of Ohio instruction booklets that you may check out or put on hold which are now circulating. Instruction booklets are kept at the Adult Services desk on the second floor and may be borrowed for up to two weeks.
To view or download all State of Ohio tax forms online including the instruction booklet, visit their tax forms page at Ohio.gov.
If you have questions about Ohio taxes, contact the Department of Taxation at 1-800-282-1780.
Ravenna City Taxes
Effective January 1, 2015 the Regional Income Tax Agency, also known as R.I.T.A., began serving as the agent for administering and collecting Income Tax for the City of Ravenna. RITA provides an easy-to-use electronic filing and payment system that is fast, simple, and secure. Visit the RITA website to view or download tax instructions and forms and file free online, or you can call 1-800-860-7482 for more information.
Although we are unable to advise you or assist you in filing your taxes, we do have several 1- and 2-hour public computers upstairs you may use for free to file online.