Tax Preparation

Tax Preparation Assistance

AARP Tax-Aide Service

Call 908-322-5007, x200 to make a Tax Preparation Appointment with the AARP Tax-Aide program. You may also schedule an appointment at the front desk of the Library.

The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program provides in-person tax preparation help to anyone, free of charge, with a special focus on taxpayers who are over 50 and have low to moderate income. The Tax-Aide volunteers are IRS-certified every year to make sure they know about and understand the latest changes and additions to the tax code.

Tax preparation appointments begin on Friday, February 9, at the Library, and will take place on Mondays and Fridays, February 9 – April 15 (excluding Monday, February 19th and Friday, March 29).

Appointments will run from 9:30am to 3pm. Please note that the Library building does not open until 9:30am. Entry to the building starts at 9:30.

Intake booklets, which must be completed and brought to your appointment, will be available at the front desk and the Adult Services desk. The information you need to bring to your appointment will be listed on the booklet.

Other Free Tax Preparation Services

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) – for individuals of low- to moderate-income; individuals with disabilities; and non-English speaking taxpayers. Locate a site online (locater active between February and April) or call the IRS at 1-800-906-9887.

Library staff cannot provide tax advice or tell you which tax forms you need.

Federal Tax Forms

IRS Forms for Pick Up

The Library has a limited number of IRS 1040 forms and instruction booklets available to pick up, located by the Adult Services desk.

IRS Forms Online

Forms can be printed from our public computers, or by using our remote printing service.

IRS Forms by Mail

Order tax forms, instructions and publications by mail. Most products should be available by the end of January 2024. Your order should arrive within 15 business days.

State Tax Forms

The Library does not receive New Jersey state tax forms.

Online State Forms

Order State Forms by Mail

To order State of New Jersey tax forms, call the Division’s Customer Service Center (609-292-6400) to request income tax forms and instructions.

Tax Books at the Scotch Plains Public Library

Online Resources for Scotch Plains Cardholders

LinkedIn Learning Course: Finance Foundations – Income Taxes – this video course cover concepts such as taxable income, tax brackets, average and marginal tax rates, tax withholding, deductions, and credits, as well as federal tax deductions such as mortgages, dependents, and charitable giving. It addresses some of the special issues that corporations and small businesses face in filing returns. (Log into LinkedIn Learning and search for Finance Foundations – Income Taxes.)

Sumerian Tax Records

The world’s oldest tax records: A Sumerian tablet which records payment of the tax called “burden,” circa 2500 B.C.