This tax season (2020 filing year), the library will again make available free print copies of IRS 1040 (and 1040-SR) forms and instructions while supplies last. We do not yet know, however, when shipments of our forms and instructions will arrive from the IRS. In previous years, deliveries have typically not reached the library until late January, sometimes even mid-February. And this year, it is possible deliveries may be further delayed due to the COVID pandemic. We will post updates on our website, newsletter, and social media as we receive more information from the IRS.
Federal Tax Forms
The IRS's Tax Form Outlets Program, which oversees tax form distribution through public libraries (like MRSPL), offers a limited number of printed forms and publications for free distribution to the public during tax season.
IRS Forms and Instruction Available Free in the LIbrary
For the 2021 tax season (covering the 2020 filing year), the following items will be available (while supplies last) for free distribution here in the library:
The IRS usually does not ship forms and publications to us until the middle or end of January, sometimes later. We will post on this page when the forms have been received and are available for the public to take.
Additional Forms and Publications
Individuals may also obtain free copies of forms, instructions, and publications directly from the IRS:
1-800-829-3676 (request tax products by phone to be delivered by mail)
Virginia Tax Forms
The Commonwealth of Virginia stopped distributing free state tax products through public libraries several years ago. As a result, Mary Riley Styles Public Library is not able to provide free copies of Virginia tax forms and publications.
Individuals may obtain free copies of forms, instructions, and publications directly from the state: