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.
- All Forms and Instructions
- Form 1040
- Form 1040-SR, for seniors
- Other Schedules (lettered)
- Publication 17 – covers the general rules for filing a federal income tax return. It supplements the information contained in your tax form instruction booklet.
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
- J.K. Lasser’s Your Income Tax
- J.K. Lasser’s Small Business Taxes
- Home Business Tax Deductions : Keep What You Earn
- Working For Yourself : Law And Taxes For Independent Contractors, Freelancers And Consultants
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.)
The world’s oldest tax records: A Sumerian tablet which records payment of the tax called “burden,” circa 2500 B.C.