Wednesday, February 23, 2011
We are in the thick of tax season, and some Montgomery County residents have been caught off guard by recent changes made by the IRS. This is the first year that individuals and businesses won't automatically be receiving paper tax form packages in the mail. The IRS website explains, "The IRS is taking this step because of the continued growth in electronic filing and the availability of free options to taxpayers, as well as to help reduce costs."
Most Montgomery County Public Libraries DO still order a large selection of the most popular tax forms for our patrons' convenience. To see the list of participating libraries, visit the library's 2011 Tax Information page.
Individuals and businesses can also download forms and instruction booklets from the IRS website, place an online order for forms to be sent to them in the mail, or call and request forms using the telephone number 1-800-829-3676.
To find local, free assistance with filing your 2010 tax return, visit the Tax Preparation Help in the Libraries and Tax Preparation Help in the Community sections of the library's 2011 Tax Information Page.
And don't forget, the filing deadline this year is April 18, 2011!