Tax Information

Federal Taxes | State Taxes | Tax Prep Help


Federal Taxes

The library has the following federal forms:
- New Form 1040 Package (includes the updated 1040 Form and Schedules 1-6 in one booklet)
- 1040 Instructions

New this year, 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. If your return is more complicated (for example you claim certain deductions or credits, or owe additional taxes) you will need to complete one or more of the new Form 1040 Schedules. See the instructions for more information.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE LIBRARY WILL ONLY HAVE THE NEW FORM 1040 PACKAGE/INSTRUCTIONS. We will not be receiving any other federal forms.

To request other federal forms and instructions, please try the following:

  • IRS website - Download and print online forms and instructions
  • Mail - IRS website - Order online to have free forms and instructions sent by mail
  • Phone - Call 1-800-829-3676 to order free forms and instructions sent by mail
  • Stop by the Reference Desk and a librarian will print forms for you. Printing costs 10¢ per page. We are unable to print forms like the 1099-MISC that are marked on the IRS website as Info Copy Only.

IRS Telephone Assistance for Individuals:
Toll-Free, 1-800-829-1040
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. your local time

IRS Telephone Assistance for Businesses:
Toll-Free, 1-800-829-4933
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. your local time

IRS Telephone Assistance for people with disabilities:
Toll-Free 1-800-829-4059 (TDD)
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. your local time
For further information, see Tax Topic 102.

IRS Local Office (in-person tax help):
630-493-5291
844-545-5640 (Phone to make an appointment
2001 Butterfield Rd.
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Please call the office to set up an appointment and learn more about qualifications for their services.

Alert: Due to the current budget situation, all IRS offices are closed. We will resume normal operations as soon as possible. Under federal law, all tax payment and filing remain in effect during this period. People should file and pay their taxes as normal.


State Taxes

We have a limited supply of the following state tax forms:
- IL-1040
- Schedule IL-E/EIC
- Schedule IL-WIT

To request other state forms and instructions, please try the following:

  • IL Department of Revenue (IDOR) website - Download and print online forms and instructions and file online
  • Mail - IDOR website - Order online to have free forms and instructions sent by mail
  • Phone - Call 1-800-356-6302 to order free forms and instructions sent by mail
  • Stop by the Reference Desk and a librarian will print forms for you. Printing costs 10¢ per page.

IDOR Telephone Assistance for Individuals:
Toll-Free, 1-800-732-8866
1-217-782-3336
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

IDOR Telephone Assistance for Businesses (Business Hot Line):
1-217-524-4772
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m..

IDOR Telephone Assistance for people with disabilities:
Toll-Free 1-800-544-5304 (TDD)
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

IDOR Regional Offices (in-person tax help):
847-294-4200
Maine North Regional Building
9511 Harrison Avenue
Des Plaines, Illinois 60016-1563
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
No appointments are necessary; however, if you have a complex issue, please contact the department ahead of time so they can be prepared to give you the help you may need.

800-732-8866
James R. Thompson Center - Concourse Level
100 West Randolph Street
Chicago, Illinois 60601-3274
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
No appointments are necessary; however, if you have a complex issue, please contact the department ahead of time so they can be prepared to give you the help you may need.


Tax Prep Help

Tax preparation program updates will continue to be updated throughout the month.

The Center for Economic Progress Tax Assistance Program
312-252-0280
Various locations
Provides free income tax counseling for families with annual incomes less than $55,000 and individuals with annual incomes less than $30,000. Tax sites will open in late January or later. Please visit the website or call 312-252-0280 for locations, hours of operation, and more information.

Ladder Up Tax Assistance Program
312-409-1555
Various locations
Provides free income tax counseling for households with annual incomes up to $55,000 and individuals with annual incomes up to $30,000. For more information, please visit the website or call 312-409-1555.

College of DuPage Tax Assistance
630-942-3450
College of DuPage - Various locations
Appointment required. Schedule an appointment online.

College of DuPage is offering free income tax preparation and electronic filing of state and federal tax returns on Saturday mornings and designated Tuesday nights at our main campus in Glen Ellyn and select Sunday mornings at our five other convenient locations throughout DuPage County, February 9th through April 13th.

The State Form IL-1040 and Federal Form 1040 with Schedules A, B, C-EZ, D (3 items or less) and EIC will be prepared for you by College of DuPage Students enrolled in the Accounting 2200 Income Tax Preparation course (under instructor supervision).

Participants must bring 2018 tax information and a copy of the previous year's return (2017). Please bring account number information (including bank routing number) for direct deposit.

College of DuPage Main Campus
425 Fawell Blvd, Glen Ellyn
Sessions are available from 8:15 AM to 2:15 PM
On the following Saturdays:
February 9
February 16
February 23
March 2
March 9
March 16
March 23
April 6
April 13

The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program
630-529-7794
Bloomingdale Township Senior Center
6N050 Rosedale Rd.
Bloomingdale, IL 60108
Available for low and moderate income Bloomingdale Township residents, especially those 50 years and older. Assistance is free, but an appointment is mandatory. For more information or to set up an appointment, call 630-529-7794.

The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program
630-260-6050
Glendale Heights Center for Senior Citizens
260 Civic Center Plaza
Glendale Heights, IL 60139
Available for low and moderate income local residents, especially those 50 years and older. Assistance is free, but an appointment is mandatory. For more information or to set up an appointment, call 630-260-6050.