Tax Information

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Tax Forms at Kalamazoo Public Library

  • During tax season, all KPL locations will distribute paper copies of basic federal forms and instructions, and MI tax forms and instruction booklets (free of charge, while they last.)  As of 2-6-16, we have Federal 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ forms, 1040A and 1040EZ instructions available; MI forms have not yet arrived.
  • 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 for those with household income under $54,000 in 2015, prepared by IRS-certified VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) tax volunteers. Taxes prepared by VITA will be e-filed. Direct deposit to bank accounts is available at all locations.
  • 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.

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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.

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2014 IRS 1040 instruction booklet

IRS Form 1040
Instruction Booklet

Internal Revenue Service