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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. 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, 2016.

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 formally had a Lafayette office; however, the office is closed until further notice. For a full list of IRS offices in Louisiana, visit http://www.irs.gov/uac/Contact-My-Local-Office-in-Louisiana.

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
South Regional Library will have tax assistance available on Saturdays (beginning February 6 and ending April 16) from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. This tax assistance is provided by AARP. These spots are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. For additional details, contact 981-1028.

VITA Sponsored Assistance:  

Acadiana High School: 315 Rue de Belier Lafayette, LA 70506, 337-984-2324
OPENING DAY: February 24
HOURS:
WEDNESDAYS: 2:45 -4:30 p.m. on Feb. 3; 3-4:30 p.m. on Feb. 24, March 2, March 9, March 23 and April 6
SATURDAYS: 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Feb. 13, 8 a.m. until 1 p..m on March 19 and April 2

SMILE/Lafayette: 501 St. John St. Lafayette, LA 70501, 337-234-3272, ext. 219
HOURS (APPOINTMENT ONLY): Monday through Thursday from 2-4 p.m.

Proyecto Hispano de Ayuda la Comunidad: 1006 Surrey St. Lafayette, LA 70501, 337-849-4145
HOURS: Tuesdays from 5-8 p.m., Thursdays from 1-4 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Entergy Louisiana, United Way, and other local nonprofits are sponsoring two free tax preparation events:

Saturday, February 13: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at Acadiana High School (315 Rue de Belier)
Saturday, February 20: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm at Northside High School library (301 Dunand Street)

For additional parish information, visit: http://unitedwayofacadiana.org/VITA.