Tax Information

KPL staff-selected resources. We welcome your comments and suggestions.


Staff Recommends

Taxation: Interpreting the Constitution by Jeff MapuaDivorce & money : how to make the best financial decisions during divorce  by Violet WoodhouseThe everything everyday math book : from tipping to taxes, all the real-world, everyday math skills you need by Christopher MonahanDeduct it! : lower your small business taxes by Stephen FishmanTaxes in America : what everyone needs to know by Leonard BurmanWorking for yourself : law & taxes for independent contractors, freelancers & consultants  by Stephen Fishman

Tax Forms at Kalamazoo Public Library

  • During tax season, all KPL locations distribute paper copies of basic federal forms and instructions, and MI tax forms and instruction booklets (free of charge, while they last.)  
  • You may get IRS forms and instructions from the following sources:
  • - to view/download
  • - to request tax products be sent by mail
  •    1-800-829-3676 - to request tax products be sent by mail
    You can also find Michigan Forms and Instructions online.

Free Basic Tax Preparation

  • Free tax preparation is offered throughout Kalamazoo County during tax season, for those with household income under $54,000 in 2015. Direct deposit to bank accounts is available at all tax preparation sites. At KPL, taxes are prepared and e-filed by IRS-certified VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) tax volunteers. 
  • By appointment only. Dial 211 to make appointment. (Use 1-800-563-5432, if 211 doesn't work on your phone.)  
  • Find more info about tax preparation throughout Kalamazoo County, including times and locations of walk-in sites and what to bring with you when you have your taxes done.
  • Tax preparation service is sponsored by the Kalamazoo County Tax Counseling Initiative.

Free Tax Preparation Events »

No Events Scheduled


AARP - Tax Aide

Free tax prep for low- to moderate-income taxpayers. Find an AARP Foundation Tax-Aide site near you.

Calendar for Free Tax Preparation in Kalamazoo County

Lists free walk-in tax prep sites, what to bring to have your taxes done, plus full info about all tax prep sites throughout Kalamazoo county.

El IRS en Español

Aquí encontrará enlaces a varias aplicaciones interactivas, secciones de información contributiva para contribuyentes individuales así como dueños de pequeños negocios.  

IRS – ACA (Affordable Care Act) Q and A

Answers to tax questions related to the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare.)

IRS – ACA - Facts about the Premium Tax Credit

Starting in 2014, if you bought health insurance coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace, you may be eligible for the premium tax credit. 

IRS - Filing your Taxes

Info about who needs to file, e-filing, preparing your tax return and more.  The IRS will begin accepting tax returns on Jan. 20, 2015.

IRS - Forms and Instructions

Frequently-used federal forms and instructions.

IRS - Get a Copy of your IRS Tax Return

Complete directions for getting a free transcript of your return or a paid exact copy of a previously-filed tax return.

IRS - Taxpayer Advocate Service

Independent organization within the IRS. Free service may help you, if you have tried to resolve your tax problem through normal IRS channels.

IRS - Where's My Refund?

Check on the status of your federal refund. 

Michigan - Check my Income Tax Info

Michigan refund, estimated payment, address info and more.

Michigan - E-File

Michigan - Income Tax Forms by Year

Current and previous tax year forms and instructions for Michigan.

Michigan - New developments for Tax Year 2015

From MI Dept of Treasury.

Michigan - Preguntas mas Frecuentes en Español

Frequently Asked Questions (in Spanish.)

Michigan - School District Codes

Michigan - Taxpayer Rights Handbook

Explains employee responses to the public, standards for tax audit activities, and helps taxpayers understand their rights and responsibilities.

Michigan - "Where's my Refund?"

Check on the status of your MI tax refund.

View all Topic Guides

2014 IRS 1040 instruction booklet

IRS Form 1040
Instruction Booklet

Internal Revenue Service