Tax Resources and Information

 

Note that the IRS plans to open the 2014 filing season and begin processing individual income tax returns on January 31.

The IRS has announced that individual and business taxpayers will no longer receive paper income tax packages in the mail from the IRS. 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.

There are numerous free options available for taxpayers to obtain tax products, tax preparation and assistance in filing their tax returns:

  • Forms and instructions are available online (see links in right column below).
  • All KDL branches will have paper copies of a limited number of popular forms available for free. Many libraries also have a master book of current Federal forms available for reproduction. Library staff can assist you in finding and printing tax forms, although legal and ethical codes prohibit staff from giving income tax advice or opinions. Normal printing and copy fees will apply to all tax forms printed from the internet or photocopied.
    (Note that some printed forms may not be available until late February, and the City of Grand Rapids will not be providing printed tax forms to libraries.)
  • Depending on your age or income, you may be eligible for free tax preparation services — see specific information below.


Federal:

Internal Revenue Service Home Page
The entry page for the IRS website. Contains a wealth of federal tax information and resources.

Internal Revenue Service Forms and Publications
Federal forms and instructions. Also includes forms from previous years.

El IRS en Español
Información sobre impuestos en Español.

A limited number of forms are also available at local libraries
and at the IRS office:
3251 N. Evergreen Dr. NE
Grand Rapids, MI  49525
1-800-829-1040 for tax information
1-800-829-3676 to request forms

Popular Federal Forms:

 

IRS Free File

Do Your Federal Taxes 
Online with IRS Free File

 

State:

Michigan Department of Treasury
State tax forms. Also includes forms from previous years.

A limited number of forms are also available at local libraries
and at the State of Michigan Building:
350 Ottawa NW
Grand Rapids, MI  49503
1-800-827-4000
1-800-367-6263 to request forms

For other states' tax forms, visit http://www.taxadmin.org/fta/link.

Popular MI State Forms:

 

Michigan E-file

File your MI Taxes
online with
e-file

 

Local:

Grand Rapids Income Tax
City of Grand Rapids tax forms

Printed forms are NOT being distributed to libraries.
Please call or email the City of Grand Rapids Income Tax
Department to request that a printed form be mailed to you:

616-456-3415
gr1040tax@grcity.us

A limited number of forms are also available at the
Grand Rapids City Offices:

300 Monroe NW, 3rd floor
Grand Rapids, MI  49503
 

Walker Income Tax
City of Walker tax forms

A limited number of forms are also available at local libraries
and at the Walker City Offices:
4243 Remembrance Rd. NW
Walker, MI  49534
616-791-6880

Popular Local Forms:

 

Grand Rapids Income Tax E-Filing

   


 

 


Popular Books:

Ernst & Young Tax Guide    J.K. Lasser's Your Income Tax    J.K. Lasser's Small Business Taxes    J.K. Lasser's 1001 Deductions & Tax Breaks

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General Help:

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE)
Free tax help for individuals making $52,000 or less or who are 60 years of age and older. Trained volunteers provide tax return preparation assistance and, in many cases, free electronic filing.

IRS Free File
IRS Free File provides options for free brand-name tax software or online fillable forms plus free electronic filing. Everyone can use Free File to prepare a federal tax return. Taxpayers who make $57,000 or less can choose from 20 commercial software providers. There's no income limit for Free File Fillable Forms, the electronic version of IRS paper forms, which also has free e-filing.

Free Tax Preparation Assistance — Kent County
Directory of free tax preparation services and resources available to assist low- to moderate-income people and senior citizens.

Local Tax Service Provider Map
Online map of various local commercial tax preparation providers.