Tax Information

Lawrence Public Library is receiving fewer tax forms from the IRS every year. This year, we will have a limited supply of the simplified 1040 forms and schedules ("Package 1040"), and instruction booklets available. (Note: Due to changes in the tax law, 1040A and 1040EZ forms will no longer be available. Read here for more information.) We do not have Kansas or Missouri state income tax forms. Please consult the following information for access to additional forms and tax assistance.


  • January 28, 2019: The IRS begins accepting tax returns
  • April 15, 2019: Tax return filing deadline


Federal tax forms, instruction booklets and supplemental forms are available online at 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

File online:


Kansas State Tax Forms and Publications:

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


AARP Tax Aides offer free tax return assistance, with no age restrictions. They will begin accepting appointments on January 22nd; call (785) 691-9737 between the hours of 9am–3pm, Monday-Thursday, to set up your appointment. Appointments will be held Monday-Thursday, 12pm–4pm, and Saturdays from 9am–12pm at the Lawrence Central United Methodist Church located at 1501 Massachusetts Street. This service is coordinated by the Senior Resource Center for Douglas County.

Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas will offer free tax return assistance by appointment only on Tuesdays from February 5th–April 9th. Call 785-856-2694 or stop by 1525 W. 6th Street to make an appointment.

KU Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) offers free tax return assistance to Douglas County residents with an income of $54,000 or less; no appointment is needed. Sessions begin on Wednesday, February 20th and end on Monday, April 15th. There will be no sessions on February 25th or March 9th–March 17th.  This service is coordinated by the KU Law School. Times and locations of sessions listed below.

Monday Wednesday
6 PM-8:45 PM
Green Hall (KU Law)
Computer Lab
3rd Floor Library
1535 W. 15th St.
3 PM-5:45 PM
Green Hall (KU Law)
Computer Lab
3rd Floor Library
1535 W. 15th St.
Thursday Saturday
5:15 PM-6:30 PM
Lawrence-Douglas County
Housing Authority
1600 Haskell Ave., Apt. 187
9 AM-11:45 AM
Green Hall (KU Law)
Computer Lab
3rd Floor Library
1535 W. 15th St.