Tax preparation

The Internal Revenue Service website posts all the forms and publications that you need for filing, or you can order forms and publications sent to you by mail.

Lawson McGhee Library and some branches have received the 1040 instruction booklets and forms. For tax year 2018, you will no longer use Form 1040A or Form 1040EZ, but instead will use the redesigned Form 1040. Many people will only need to file Form 1040 and no schedules.

Check for employer forms (such as 1096, 1098, 1099, W2) at office suppliers such as Office Depot and Staples.

The Internal Revenue Service's online filing partners make electronic filing easier; it is free for eligible filers. Free online tax preparation for eligible filers is offered through the United Way.

Low- and moderate-income taxpayers can get help filing their tax return for free through the VITA and AARP programs. This handout shows the local VITA sites and schedules.

Remember to file Tennessee's Hall income tax if applicable (see this tax guide).

What if you miss the filing deadline?