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Tax Help at the Library

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) provides free income tax preparation for individuals and families earning $60,000 a year or less at the following San Antonio Public Library locations:

 (Jan. 20 to Apr. 15, 2015)

 

Ed Cody Library

11441 Vance Jackson Rd.

TU, W, TH: 12 pm - 4 pm

F: 10 am - 4 pm

SAT: 10 am - 2 pm

*Express Service Available

 

Thousand Oaks Library

4618 Thousand Oaks Dr.

M: 12 pm - 4 pm

TU: 10 am - 4 pm

F, SAT, SUN: 10 am - 3 pm

*Express Service Available

 

Westfall Library

6111 Rosedale Court

M, W: 1 pm - 6 pm

F, SAT: 10 am - 2 pm

SUN: 1 pm - 5 pm

 

Bazan Library

2200 W. Commerce

M, W: 12 pm - 4 pm

TU: 1:30 pm - 4 pm

F, SAT, SUN: 10 am - 4 pm

 

Forest Hills Library

5245 Ingram Rd.

M, W: 12 pm - 4 pm

F, SAT: 10 am - 4 pm

 

Henry A. Guerra Library

7978 W. Military Dr.

M, F, SAT, SUN: 10 am - 4 pm

 

Mission Library

3134 Roosevelt Ave.

M, F, SAT, SUN: 10 am - 4 pm

TH: 12 pm - 6 pm

 

* Express Service – Expedited tax preparation with only one W-2 to process.

 

IRS requires the following documents:

• Valid photo I.D.

• Social Security Card or Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN) for all members in your family

• All W-2 Forms

• If filing jointly, your spouse must be present

• Copy of prior year tax return (if applicable)

• 1099 Forms (if applicable)

 

Please visit www.vitasa.org for more information.

Ask the IRS

Telephone Assistance for Individuals:
Toll-Free, 1-800-829-1040
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Telephone Assistance for people with hearing impairments:
Toll-Free 1-800-829-4059 (TDD)
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

IRS Website Help Desk:
Toll-Free (800) 876-1715
For questions about the IRS website only, they will not answer tax preparation questions at this number.
      
     

    Tax Forms at the Library

    We will have the following forms available at most libraries.         Please call your branch to check if a form is available before you go.

    • 1040 form
    • 1040A form 
    • 1040EZ form

    Due to budget cuts, the IRS will not be sending libraries instruction booklets or any other materials this year. 

     

    Instruction booklets and other forms are available:

    • online at IRS.gov/Forms - printing fees will apply
    • by mail at  IRS.gov/orderforms or 1-800-829-3676
    • photocopied from the IRS's  notebook of reproducible forms. It usually arrives late January or early February at most of our locations. Library copier fees will apply.   

     

     

    Tax Help in the Community

    VITA

    Find a VITA site near you by calling the United Way Helpline at 2-1-1 or Click here for the VITA 2015 Brochure featuring Qualifications, Site Locations, Hours of Operation & Sponsors.

    VITA San Antonio has two year round tax offices open to complete prior year and amended returns by appointment only. Please call the United Way Help Line (2-1-1) for more details.

    AARP

    To find an AARP Foundation Tax-Aide site in your community during the tax season, call our toll-free number at 888-AARP-NOW (888-227-7669) or visit AARP.org/taxaide.

     

    Books

    Cover Art
    EY Tax Guide 2015 - Ernst & Ernst & Young
    Call Number: 343.73052 ERNST 2015
    Publication Date: 2014-11-10
    "Everything you need to prepare your 2014 tax return"--Cover.

    Cover Art
    J. K. Lasser′s Your Income Tax 2015 - J. K. J. K. Lasser
    Call Number: 336.24 J.K. 2015
    Publication Date: 2014-10-27
    A guide to income tax returns provides information on the most recent tax legislation, tax-filing tips, advice on how to reduce tax liabilities, helpful financial advice, and sample tax forms, worksheets, and charts.

    Cover Art
    Deduct It! - Stephen Fishman
    Call Number: 343.73052 FISHMAN
    Publication Date: 2014-11-15
    Contains examples, information on the new health care law and updated forms to file 2014 returns.

    Cover Art
    How to Pay Zero Taxes 2015: Your Guide to Every Tax Break the IRS Allows - Jeff Schnepper
    Call Number: 336.2421 SCHNEPPER 2015
    Publication Date: 2014-11-28

     

    Affordable Care Act

    Get quick forms and guides for health care taxes (provided by Health Insurance Marketplace)

    Affordable Care Act Tax Provisions Questions and Answers - The IRS has prepared questions and answers and will update this page as additional information or new guidance becomes available.

    How health coverage affects your 2014 federal income tax return - Heath Insurance Marketplace provides a comprehensive resource.

    IRS Information Sheet

    The Internal Revenue Service made drastic cuts in providing paper tax forms to SAPL. These service reductions were caused by Federal tax cuts.

    Here are some options:

    1) To order forms or instruction booklets, please call the Internal Revenue Service at 210 841 2090.

    2) To order tax forms to be mailed to your home, please visit IRS.gov/orderforms

    3) You may visit a VITA site  where you will receive assistance in filing your taxes electronically.  

    4) You may sign up for an Internet computer and visit http://www.irs.gov/Forms-&-Pubs to download and print tax forms.

     

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    San Antonio IRS Office

    8626 Tesoro Drive 
    San Antonio, TX 78217

    (210) 841-2090

    Monday-Friday

    8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

    Services Provided:

    Account inquiries (help with letters, notices and levies on your wages or bank account)

    Adjustments (changes to tax account information or payments)

    Alien clearances (Sailing Permits)

    Application for Taxpayer Assistance Order (ATAO)

    Basic tax law assistance January 2 - April 15 (answers related to your individual Federal Tax Return) (Topics)

    Check, money order, or cash payment acceptance (Exact Change is Required)

    Help with preparing Form 2290 (Heavy Vehicle Use Tax)

    Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers and Form W-7 (More Information)

    Multilingual assistance (over 150 languages translated)

    Payment arrangements

    Procedural inquiries

    Solutions to tax issues

    Tax forms (based on availability)

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