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Tax Season is here! Your Library can help.

Post Date:01/30/2019 10:02 AM


  • The following physical forms are expected to be available at the library. Please contact a local branch to verify that physical forms are available.
      • Form 1040 and schedule 1-6, and the instruction booklets.   
    • All branches usually have federal tax forms available free of charge. 
    • You may access all FEDERAL forms online. 
      • Printing costs are 20 cents per black & white page.


    IRS TFOP Alert 09-27-2018: Major Changes to Tax Forms 

    Changes to Forms 1040 and 1040 A, U.S. Individual Income Tax Returns, and Form 1040 EZ, Income Tax Return for Single and Joint Filers with No Dependents 

    Following the most expansive tax law changes in 30 years, the IRS created a shorter, simpler Form 1040 for the 2019 tax season. The new Form 1040 will replace the current Form 1040 as well as the Form 1040A and the Form 1040EZ. 

    The new Form 1040 uses a "building block" approach, in which the tax return is reduced to a simple form. That form can be supplemented with additional schedules if needed. Taxpayers with straightforward tax situations would only need to file this new 1040 with no additional schedules.

    We will distribute the Form 1040 and Schedules 1-6 as Package 1040. The Package 1040 will include one copy of the new Form 1040 along with one copy of the schedules. The Instructions for Form 1040 will be a separate product. 

    Package 1040 Contents 

    • Form 1040 U.S. Individual Income Tax


    • Schedule 1 Additional Income & Adjustments to Income
    • Schedule 2 Tax (Additional Taxes)
    • Schedule 3 Non-Refundable Credits
    • Schedule 4 Other Taxes
    • Schedule 5 Other Payments and Refundable Credits
    • Schedule 6 Foreign Address and Third- Party Designee


    • Paper form LA state forms are not available at library locations.
    • You may access all STATE forms online. 
      • Printing costs are 20 cents per black & white page.
    • You can request a mailed paper copy of a form through the Louisiana Dept. of Revenue website. For more information, please contact (225) 219-2113 or (225) 219-2112.

    TAX Assistance

    • Library sponsored events---see this list of dates, times, and locations.
      • Note: An appointment must be made for these special events. Contact 2-1-1 to make an appointment.
        • Sulphur Regional Library on Thursdays and Saturdays from 9am-1pm.
        • Fontenot Memorial Library (Vinton) on Fridays from 9am-noon.

    See additional resources below. 

    1. VITA (The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) and TCE

    2. United Way Worldwide and H&R Block software (MyFreeTaxes)

    • The MyFreeTaxes free income tax preparation program has been available since 2009. Taxpayers prepare their own returns. A free federal and up to 3 state returns can be self-prepared by taxpayers with an adjusted gross income (AGI) of $66,000 or less in 2017.  There is no age limit. (Not available for prior year returns nor for foreign students.)
    • Website
    • Telephone support: 1-855-MY-TX-HELP  (1-855-698-9435) 
    • Hours of support are Mon. – Fri. 9 AM– 9 PM (CST), Sat. 11 AM – 8 PM (CST).
    • Support provided from mid-January through October 15, excluding federal holidays.
    • E-mail support at and chat support available while in the software.

    3.  Alternative from

    • If your adjusted gross income was $66,000 or less, you will find one or more free software options only available through Free File at Review each company's offer to make sure you qualify for your free federal return. 
    • More information

    Free tax calculators and tools

    Taxpayer Advocate—local info (504-558-3001)

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