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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. The IRS is only sending LPL the following forms: 1040, 1040 A, and 1040 EZ.  They are not sending instruction books, schedules, or any other forms.  The library will have one copy of reproducible forms that patrons can photocopy (10 cents per page).  To request paper copies to be mailed to you, go online to IRS.gov/orderforms.  To download forms: IRS.gov/Forms; or call: 1-800-829-3676 The IRS will begin processing paper and online forms on January 20, 2015.

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

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


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.


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)

Super Tax Days (hosted by VITA)
Be sure to bring the following items with you: photo ID and original Social Security Card or ITN, all W-2s, and any other tax-related information. For more information, call 232-4357. IRS-Certified Tax Preparers are ready to help you at the following locations.

Saturday, February 7
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Northside High School, 301 Dunand St, Lafayette, LA 70507

Saturday, February 14
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Acadiana High School, 315 Rue de Belier, Lafayette, LA 70506

VITA Site Information
VITA and other community partners will be offering tax assistance in Lafayette and its surrounding parishes. For a full list of these sites, click here.

AARP will be at the Clifton Chenier Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning at 10:00 AM. Participants will be helped on a first come, first serve basis.

United Way of Acadiana will be at Acadiana High School. For dates and times, call 521-7411, option 6, extension 16950. By appointment only.

SMILE Lafayette will be providing tax assistance at 501 St. John Street in downtown Lafayette, Monday through Thursday. Details can be obtained by calling 234-3272, extension 219.

South Regional Library will have tax assistance available on Saturdays from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. For additional details, contact 981-1028.

Historic Tax Credit Workshop:
Wednesday, March 11
12:00 – 1:00 PM
Lafayette Science Museum in Downtown Lafayette
Learn about State and Federal Tax Credits for historic preservation rehabilitation projects. Understand what information to submit and how the process works. Free lecture hosted by the Preservation Alliance of Lafayette. If you plan to eat lunch while attending, please RSVP (call Roxanna at 291-8431) by Monday at 4:00 PM.  Discount price for lunch ($5.00) is provided by Pamplona Tapas Restaurant, member of Downtown Lafayette Restaurant and Bar Association.