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Tax Assistance


The Lafayette Public Library System works with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to increase the availability of federal tax forms and publications by providing free tax products for the public at all library branches. For the 2018 tax season, there will only be ONE form – the 1040.  Along with this form will be 6 additional schedules or forms that will augment the 1040.  We expect to receive the forms in February and they will be available at all library locations. The library has one copy of reproducible forms that patrons may photocopy (10 cents per page). Patrons may also request that paper copies be shipped by mail or they may download forms (print at 10 cents per page). The IRS may be reached at 1-800-829-3676 (toll-free).

–Tax Information for Individuals

–Tax Information for Small Businesses and the Self-Employed

Business Income 

IRS Video Portal (contains videos that help answer tax questions)

Small Business Taxes – Virtual Workshop

Disaster Assistance and Emergency Relief for Individuals and Businesses


Taxpayer Assistance Centers (TACs)

The IRS TAC in Lafayette provides virtual assistance services by appointment only. Virtual Assistance provides a safe, secure environment for taxpayers to get service in a face-to-face setting without visiting a traditional TAC. Virtual assistance involves taxpayers interacting with live assistors located in a different geographic location via an IRS computer. IRS offices in Louisiana 


Forms for Louisiana residents and nonresidents are available online through the Louisiana Department of Revenue. To request that a form be sent by mail, call the Louisiana Department of Revenue at (855) 307-3893 or visit their website.


United Way and H&R Block are sponsoring MyFreeTaxes which provides safe and secure online filing, live customer support, and free itemization. Click the ‘file for free’ button to get started.

Additionally, many sites offer free electronic federal tax filing for individuals who earned less than a certain amount during the tax year. State filing is often available for an extra charge.

IRS Free File (free tax preparation software)

TaxACT (free version includes all e-fileable federal forms; state filing available for an additional charge)

Turbo Tax (free for 1040-EZ and simple returns)

Louisiana File Online (a free public service from the Louisiana Department of Revenue, for state income tax)