For Adults

Tax Forms and Filing Your 2021 Income Taxes

01/05/2022 | Financial Literacy

"The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax." ~Albert Einstein

Tax time is here! Many Library patrons rely on IndyPL for tax forms and filing instruction booklets.

In order to encourage more tax payers to file electronically, both the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Indiana State Department of Revenue (DOR) are limiting distribution of paper forms and instructions. Here is what to expect if you come into a Library for tax documents.

  • This year, some Library locations will receive a limited number of Federal and State tax forms and instructions.
  • After the limited supplies are depleted, we will print tax forms for free, but not multi page booklets and instructions. You may use a Library computer to view tax instructions and booklets online, or you can print them on our printers at $0.15 per black-and-white page.
  • Library staff cannot help you select or fill out your tax forms.
  • See our Frequently Asked Questions below for more information.

Links to printable tax forms online or by phone:

  • Find printable IRS Federal Tax Forms & instructions here or call 1-800-829-3676.
  • Find printable State of Indiana and County Tax Forms here or order by phone at 317-615-2581 (leave your order on voice mail, available 24 hours a day).

Tax preparation help:

  • The East 38th St. Branch will serve as a Volunteer Tax Assistance Program location by appointment only. Please call 317-275-4352 for more information.
  • File Federal Taxes Free Online (if income under $72,000)
    NOTE: The site says to check back January 2022 for updated information.
  • United Way provides in partnership with the IRS’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program to help filers prepare their tax returns on their own or have their return prepared for them for free. You can also call MyFreeTaxes at 866-698-9435 Jan. 24 - Oct. 31.

FAQ Filing Taxes

How do I print documents at The Library?

You can print from using the URL of a file, or by uploading a file from your device. You can also easily print from Library computers, or ask a staff member for help.

Can I get free help filing my taxes?

Library staff cannot help fill out forms, but here are some links to local organizations that can help:

See our booklist for suggestions for learning more about filing income taxes.

Where can I find IRA Information?

Do you have a Roth or a Traditional Individual Retirement Account (IRA)? Use these links to find the latest information on contribution limits and withdrawals.