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Tax Assistance

FEDERAL

The Lafayette Public Library works with the IRS to increase the availability of federal tax forms and publications by providing free tax products for the public at all library branches. We receive paper copies of the most commonly used forms and instruction booklets in late January; many other forms and publications can be downloaded or printed from the IRS website,  http://www.irs.gov/formspubs/index.html and may be subject to printing costs.

Tax Information for Individuals: http://www.irs.gov/individuals/index.html

Tax Information for Small Businesses and the Self-Employed:  http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/index.html
http://www.irsvideos.gov/BusinessTaxesSelfEmployedTheBasics/ 

Business Income:  http://www.irsvideos.gov/SmallBusinessTaxpayer/BusinessIncome/Business_Income

IRS Video Portal (contains videos that help answer tax questions):  http://www.irsvideos.gov/

Virtual Small Business Tax Workshop:  http://www.irsvideos.gov/SmallBusinessTaxpayer/virtualworkshop

Disaster Assistance and Emergency Relief for Individuals and Businesses: http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/article/0,,id=156138,00.html

STATE OF LOUISIANA

The Louisiana Department of Revenue no longer provides printed tax booklets to individuals;  forms for full-time residents of Louisiana are available online by visiting the following website: http://www.rev.state.la.us/sections/taxforms/default.aspx. In order to request a form to be mailed to you, call the Louisiana Department of Revenue at 1-888-829-3071 (toll-free) or by visiting the above Louisiana Department of Revenue website.

Local offices

The IRS has a Lafayette office; however, the office no longer provides assistance with tax preparation. For a full list of the services provided, visit http://www.irs.gov/uac/Contact-My-Local-Office-in-Louisiana.

Lafayette Office of the IRS
4021-A Ambassador
Caffery Parkway
Lafayette, LA 70503
337) 269-4036
Monday-Friday – 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
(Closed for lunch 12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.)

Louisiana state income tax forms, including forms for nonresidents and part-time residents, may be downloaded from the Department of Revenue website.
http://revenue.louisiana.gov/sections/taxforms/default.aspx

 FREE ONLINE TAX FILING

Many websites offer free electronic federal tax filing for individuals who have earned less than a certain amount in the tax year.  State filing is often available for an extra charge.

IRS Free File (free tax preparation software, for incomes less than $58,000)
http://www.irs.gov/efile/article/0,,id=118986,00.html

TaxACT (free version includes all e-fileable federal forms, state filing available for an additional charge)
http://www.taxact.com

Turbo Tax (free for 1040-EZ and simple returns)
http://turbotax.intuit.com/

Louisiana File Online (a free public service from the Louisiana Department of Revenue, for state income tax)
http://revenue.louisiana.gov/sections/eservices/LAFileOnline.aspx

TAX ASSISTANCE IN LAFAYETTE PARISH

AARP volunteers (no appointments accepted, bring photo ID):
* Saturdays, 10:00-3:00 (Feb 1 thru April 12) at South Regional Library
* Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10:00-2:00 at Chenier Branch Library

Acadiana High School business department:
* call 521-7411 ext16950 to make appointment

SMILE agency:
* call 234-3272 ext219 to make appointment

VITA/United Way “Super Tax Days”:
United Way Tax Information
* Sat. Feb 8 (8:00-4:00), Northside High School
* Sat. Feb 15 (8:00-4:00), Acadiana High School
* call 232-HELP for info on these 2 events