St. Cloud, MN, January 2014: Preprinted tax return forms will not be available at area libraries in 2014.
The library is discontinuing the provision of preprinted tax forms due to difficulties in obtaining forms and instructions.
“The IRS has done a poor job of getting all of its information and all of the forms available in a timely manner,” said Karen Pundsack, the library’s associate director for patron services. “We want people to have a good experience at the library, but where tax forms are concerned, that’s been taken out of our control because the arrival of the forms has been unpredictable.
“Library staff will provide assistance in locating helpful resources. However, we are not financial professionals and cannot offer tax advice or help in filling out tax forms,” Pundsack said.
Federal and state agencies are encouraging people to complete their tax returns online. Preprinted tax forms will be available from government revenue departments by request. The IRS toll-free number to request forms and publications is 1-800-829-3676. The Minnesota Revenue toll-free number to request tax forms is 1-800-652-9094.
Taxpayers continue to have the option of printing tax forms using library equipment. Great River Regional Library (GRRL) provides services at 32 locations in Central Minnesota. Each location has Internet stations and printers available to the public. Time limits make it impractical for taxpayers to file electronically using library computers. Instead, they can print the forms they need for $.10 per page.
For more information contact the library at 320-650-2500.
Great River Regional Library (GRRL) provides library services at 32 public libraries in Benton, Morrison, Sherburne, Stearns, Todd and Wright Counties. It provides Central Minnesota residents with nearly 1 million books, CDs and DVDs, 250 public computers, programming and information services.