In discussing which of the free tax forms you should use, we mentioned that the IRS has stopped mailing out paper tax packages. Because of this, tracking down Internal Revenue Service tax forms can be a bit of a chore.
Thankfully, the Internal Revenue Service tax forms and publications can be found in a number of places for your convenience. So when it comes time for you to file an income tax return, you’ll be ready.
The IRS recently released a bulletin outlining four easy ways to track down these free tax forms:
How To Find Internal Revenue Service Tax Forms
On the Internet – You can access forms and publications on the IRS website 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Taxpayer Assistance Centers – There are 401 TACs across the country where IRS offers face-to-face assistance to taxpayers, and where taxpayers can pick up many IRS forms and publications. Visit the IRS website and go to Contact My Local Office on the Individuals page to find a list of TAC locations by state. On the Contact My Local Office page, you can also select TAC Site Search and enter your zip code to find the IRS walk-in office nearest you as well as a list of the services available at specific offices.
At Convenient Locations in Your Community – During the tax filing season, many libraries and post offices offer free tax forms to taxpayers. Some libraries also have copies of commonly requested publications. Many large grocery stores, copy centers and office supply stores have forms you can photocopy or print from a CD.
By Mail – You can call 1-800-TAX-FORM (800-829-3676) Monday through Friday 7:00 am to 10:00 pm local time – except Alaska and Hawaii which follow Pacific time – to order current year forms, instructions and publications as well as prior year forms and instructions by mail. You will receive your order by mail, usually within 10 days.
Of course, if you come to KNS Financial for tax preparation, then you won’t have to worry about finding free tax forms!
Be sure you are aware of the tax filing delay, as well as the fact that the tax filing deadline has been extended this year. Also, you should know the IRA Contribution Limits, 401k Contribution Limits, and the Income Tax Rates for 2011!
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