Tax Information

Lawrence Public Library is receiving fewer tax forms from the IRS every year. This year, we will have a limited supply of 1040 and 1040-SR (for seniors) forms, Schedules 1-3, and instruction booklets available. (Note: Due to changes in the tax law, 1040A and 1040EZ forms are no longer available.) We do not have Kansas or Missouri state income tax forms. Also, while many tax forms can be printed from the IRS website, employer returns such as W-2 and information returns such as 1099-MISC must be ordered from the IRS. Please consult the following information for access to additional forms and tax assistance.

IMPORTANT DATES

  • January 27, 2020: The IRS begins accepting tax returns

  • April 15, 2020: Tax return filing deadline


FEDERAL

Federal tax forms, instruction booklets and supplemental forms are available online at www.irs.gov/forms-instructions or can be requested at 1-800-829-3676.

IRS Frequently Asked Questions

Local IRS Offices:

  • Topeka Office:
    (785) 235-3053 or (844) 545-5640
    120 S.E. Sixth Ave., Topeka, KS 66603
    Hours: 9 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday
  • Overland Park Office:
    (816) 966-2840 or (844) 545-5640
    6717 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Overland Park, KS 66202
    Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday
  • Topeka Virtual Assistance
    (844) 545-5640
    By appointment only–call for appointment
    Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday and Wednesday

Telephone assistance for individuals: Toll-Free, 1-800-829-1040; Monday–Friday, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. local time

To order forms by mail: 1-800-829-3676 or http://www.irs.gov/forms-pubs/order-products

File online:


STATE

Kansas State Tax Forms and Publications: https://www.ksrevenue.org/forms-ii.html

Kansas Taxpayer Assistance Center: (785) 368-8222, kdor_tac@kdor.ks.gov, Scott State Office Building, 120 S.E. 10th St., Topeka, KS 66612. Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m., Monday-Friday.


FREE TAX HELP

  • AARP Tax Aides    
    • Offers free tax return assistance and preparation to low- and moderate-income taxpayers, with special attention to those ages 50 and older. 
    • Phone lines open January 21st, 2020. Call (785) 691-9737 between the hours of 9am–3pm, Monday-Thursday, to set up your appointment.
    • Appointments will be held starting Feb. 3rd at the Lawrence Central United Methodist Church located at 1501 Massachusetts Street. Appointment hours will be Monday through Thursday afternoons and Saturday mornings.
    • The appointment line can only take one call at a time. If you get a recorded message, please call back. There is a voicemail for Douglas, Franklin, and Jefferson counties: 785-813-1136
    • NEW to 2020: Lawrence tax site will offer self-service tax preparation. They will provide computers and software so you can prepare your own taxes and file electronically free of charge. Call to ask about this service. 
    • Note: if USD 497 is closed due to unsafe roads, AARP Tax Aide will be closed and will contact anyone with an appointment to reschedule.  
  • Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas      
    •  Offers free tax return assistance by appointment only on Tuesdays from February 10th to April 10th.
    • Call 785-856-2694 or stop by 1525 W. 6th Street to make an appointment.
    • Individuals and families must have made $56,000 or less in 2019.

  • KU Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA)    
    • Offers free tax return assistance to Douglas County residents with an income of $56,000 or less; no appointment is needed. 
    • This service is coordinated by the KU Law School
    • Questions: vita@ku.edu or 785-864-9227
    • Sessions begin Thursday, Feb 20th and run until Wednesday, April 15th. Because of scheduling conflicts, there will be no sessions on Monday, February 24th or Wednesday, March 4th. During KU Spring Break week, March 7th - 15th, there will be no sessions.
           
      Monday Wednesday Thursday Saturday

      6-8:45 PM

      Green Hall (KU Law)

      Computer Lab

      3rd Floor Library

      1535 W. 15th St.

      3-5:45 PM

      Green Hall (KU Law)

      Computer Lab

      3rd Floor Library

      1535 W. 15th St.

      5:15-6:30 PM

      Lawrence-Douglas County Housing Authority

      1600 Haskell Ave., Apt. 187

      9-11:45AM

      Green Hall (KU Law)

      Computer Lab

      3rd Floor Library

      1535 W. 15th St.

  • United Way and H&R Block offer free online tax prep and filing via MyFreeTaxes
    • If your household earned less than $66,000 in 2019, you can file both your federal and state returns for FREE 
    • This is the only free, national, online tax filing product offered by a nonprofit and includes both State and Federal filing and any type of filing whether self-employment, contract labor, investment income, etc.
    • FAQ can be found at MyFreeTaxes.com/support
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