Making Tax Time Less Taxing: Reproducible Tax Forms

Guest blogger Jennifer K. Davis from GPO’s Library Services & Content Management Division that supports the Federal Depository Libraries Program (FDLP) writes about reproducible tax forms from the Internal Revenue Service. (Originally posted in the FDLP Community site on April 9, 2013.)

It's Tax Time April 15 Federal IRS Tax Return Forms If you haven’t filed your tax return already, you’ve still got a little time left until April 15, the tax deadline day. Hopefully, you’ve got your tax forms from the Internal Revenue Service already.

One lucky thing about filing taxes in the U.S.? If you haven’t got those IRS tax forms, you can get copies of the forms almost anywhere. One sure bet is to drop in to your local Federal depository library for the reproducible copies. Most of them get the reproducible forms packet, which includes nearly all the basics. You can find the forms online, too, but if you don’t have a printer at home, the library’s your best bet.

People are usually checking out their library to do research, but shouldn’t miss out on the other resources that the libraries make available. Reproducible tax forms are one of the more obvious bonuses. Whether you need something really basic like a form 1040 to file your taxes, or an EIC (Earned Income Credit) to claim your qualifying child(ren), or a new W-4 to complete for work, your library’s got it.

Even if you’re searching for something less commonly used like a Schedule R (Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled), or a Form 8880 (Credit for Qualified Retirement Savings Contributions), you’ll find it all in the packet of reproducible tax forms. When you use a Federal Depository Library, you get to experience the benefits of your Federal taxes at work before you’ve even paid them.

648-004-00027-3[Note from Michele Bartram:] GPO also offers larger packages of pre-printed IRS tax forms for the convenience of tax preparation professionals on our Online Bookstore.  We also have DVDs and CD-ROMs of Federal tax forms. All purchasable tax publications as well as Federal audits and other accounting publications can be found on our U.S. Government Bookstore website under the Taxes, Audits & Accounting category found under our Business & Finance publications section.

For the annual tax forms, we have a special Tax Forms by Year category where you can find the IRS Tax Forms 2012 that includes the 2012 Tax Year IRS Tax Products DVD.

How can I access these individual Reproducible Tax Forms?

How can I purchase pre-printed tax forms and a tax publications DVD?

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  13. Susan Beech says:

    That is true about the United States tax system, you have those forms everywhere. E-File is the best way to file! I mailed mine in this year and I regret it!

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  16. Michael L. Martin says:

    You fail to mention that a lot of Public libraries that are also Selective Federal depositories get not only reproducible forms but also receive the actual paper copies of the most needed forms 1040, 1040A, 1040EZ and Instructions so those who don’t want to spend money printing the forms (possibly because they remember when the government mailed them their tax forms) can get them for free at some public libaries.

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