Tax Preparation

Tax Preparation Assistance

Appointments for the Scotch Plains location of the AARP Tax-Aide Service are currently booked. You can find other locations here:

Another option is the VITA program:

  • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) – for individuals of low- to moderate-income; individuals with disabilities; and non-English speaking taxpayers. Locate a site online 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.