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; 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
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 mails tax booklets to individuals; forms for full-time residents of Louisiana are available at the library.
The IRS maintains many local Tax Assistance Centers where the public may obtain personal tax help to resolve a problem or ask questions about how the tax law applies to their individual tax returns. No appointment is necessary.
4021-A Ambassador Caffery Parkway
Lafayette LA 70503
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
(Closed for lunch 12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.)
The Louisiana Department of Revenue also maintains an office in Lafayette:
825 Kaliste Saloom Rd
Brandywine III Ste. 150
Lafayette LA 70508
Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Louisiana state income tax forms, including forms for nonresidents and part-time residents, may be downloaded from the Department of Revenue website.
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)
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)