Useful Websites
Tax Preparation

Berlin-Peck librarians curate these lists with you in mind! These websites are free to use, but some may include advertisements or paid options.

Tax Preparation

Resources to help you with your state and federal income taxes.

State Taxes

Connecticut Department of Revenue Services
Find state tax forms and instructions, file taxes, and look up refunds, credits, and deductions.

Forms and Publications by U.S. Mail
Order state tax forms by mail.

Forms, Instructions & Publications from the CT DRS
Find state tax forms, instructions, schedules, and more, directly from the DRS. Includes this year and prior year.

Video Assistance

The Connecticut Department of Revenue (DRS) offers assistance via video conference. Taxpayers can schedule an appointment to receive DRS tax assistance from a trained DRS professional during normal business hours. To schedule an appointment, contact the DRS Taxpayer Service Center at 860-297-5770 (you may leave a voicemail). Taxpayers should be prepared with the pertinent tax information before contacting DRS to ensure an efficient customer service outcome. Please also speak with a librarian if you’d like to use the library’s video conferencing computer during library hours.

 

Federal Taxes

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
Find federal tax forms and instructions, file taxes, and look up refunds, credits, and deductions.

Forms and Publications by U.S. Mail
Order federal tax forms by mail.

Forms, Instructions & Publications from the IRS
Find federal tax forms, instructions, schedules, and more, directly from the IRS. Includes this year and prior year.

 

AARP Tax-Aide

AARP Tax-Aide provides free income tax preparation assistance for low and middle-income taxpayers of all ages, with special attention to those 50 and older.

The Library hosts AARP Tax Aide volunteers starting in January, by appointment only. For more information about this year’s Tax Aide, visit the library’s Tax Aide page.

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Locator

 

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

The VITA program is for individuals who generally make $57,000 or less, persons with disabilities and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. Also, individuals who are self-employed should have business expenses less than $25,000, and individuals should not have income from a rental property.

Online VITA Information

 

Free Online Tax Prep

IRS Free File from the IRS
Prepare and file your federal individual income tax return for free using tax-preparation-and-filing software.

MyFreeTaxes
Taxpayers of all income levels can easily and accurately file their simple taxes for free.

 

Commercial Tax Prep Software

Many commercial (for pay) tax preparation software packages include free options, depending on your needs. For your convenience, we’ve listed a few popular options that offer free tax prep (with restrictions) based on income or types of returns. The library does not endorse these software packages, and there is no guarantee that you will qualify for the free option.

Librarians cannot offer help with filling out your tax forms.

H&R Block
Click to see supported forms and restrictions for free filing.

TurboTax
Click to see supported forms and restrictions for free filing.

OnLine Taxes
Click to see supported forms and restrictions for free filing.

TaxAct
Click to see supported forms and restrictions for free filing.

 

Tax Prep Questions

IRS Interactive Tax Assistant
Questions about your taxes? Based on your input, the assistant can determine if you need to file a tax return, your filing status, if you can claim a dependent, if the type of income you have is taxable, if you’re eligible to claim a credit, or if you can deduct expenses. Get answers to questions like: