It’s that time of year again: tax season! Find out which forms the library stocks, which organizations offer tax help in town, and what we CAN and CANNOT do as librarians – not tax professionals – in this episode, which is much more interesting than the title suggests. We promise!
O&P Show Notes
- Turns out there ARE lots of jokes about taxes. “Jokes.”
- National Antenna Day has in fact NOT already been claimed, so I decree that it shall be celebrated February 7th. Attach pipe cleaners to your headphones…
- It’s February! It’s cold! BUT spring is on its way and the Seed Library is now open! Come pick up your five packets (for free! you don’t have to bring them back!) in the library now until April 30th – or until we run out of seeds.
- The launch already happened, but you can still check out local CSAs if you wish!
- Pendleton’s has lots of drop-off points around town.
- Rolling Prairie is a cooperative CSA, which means lots of different farms contribute to it!
- Amy’s Meats farm share is full of meats, yes, but also other animal products.
- And these were just the folks at our launch! There are several other farms offering CSAs in our area - you can often find them at the farmer’s market, or you can reach out to us for a more complete list.
- We have to link you to Maggie’s Farm and their “Knitter’s CSA” since Hazlett was so enthusiastic, though.
- Our tiny plant pods were not successful. 🙁
- The city closed the Old West Lawrence Traffic Calming survey right after we recorded! Darn. You can still see the results here if you want (go to “Closed Surveys”), and keep an eye on local news sources for developments!
- The John Jervis Memorial Guitar School is open for appointments! They’re filling up fast, so snag a spot in March if you can, and keep an eye out for the April and May calendars (they should be up the first week of the previous months).
- Tax forms are here! They are on a display by the self check-out machines. We only get 1040s and 1040-SRs. If you need other forms, you can either print them from the IRS website (if they’re able to be printed - not all are!) or ordered directly from the IRS or the state. Find contact info and many more details on our tax page: lplks.org/tax-information/
- Again - don’t freak out! This is our tax information page: lplks.org/tax-information/
- VITA! Great program for help filing your taxes if you make under $58,000/yr, have a disability, or do not speak English fluently. Find information about the organizations offering VITA help on the tax page, too!
- We also list websites you can use to file online for free (or can pay to use if your income exceeds the requirement) and/or with the help of an IRS-certified professional.
- We also have computers, printing, secure internet, etc… for filing online!
- I didn’t sleuth hard enough for a distribution chart about when people pay their taxes, but here are some other fun tax polls.
- We talk about TaxSlayer and GetYourRefund.org! We can’t officially recommend either. :’)
- We miss the stamps of yore! We want your stamp ideas.
- And the vest is finished:
By the way, you might have noticed that we've switched question-recording styles. We're asking staff to record common questions for now, but you are still welcome to send in your questions (and ask us questions at the Ask Desk, as always)!
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