Chester County and Henrietta Hankin Branch Libraries provide access to Federal and State tax forms and instructions. Below is a list of available, and soon to be available, forms and instructions at each library.
Forms and Instructions:
Federal Forms - 1040 & 1040 SR
Federal Instructions - 1040 & 1040 SR
IRS Publication 17 - 1 copy at each library, Use In Library Only (currently on order)
IRS Schedules are available to purchase for 10 cents a copy. IRS forms and instructions are also available online at https://www.irs.gov/forms-instructions.
Pennsylvania tax forms are also available to purchase at 10 cents a copy. Please note that the state is no longer sending tax forms and instructions to public libraries, but forms and instructions are available online at https://www.revenue.pa.gov/FormsandPublications/Pages/default.aspx.
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program:
You’ve got taxes to file. But do-it-yourself software can be confusing — and some paid tax preparation services cost money you might not be able to spend. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide can help. Beginning February 1 and continuing through April 15, AARP Foundation is providing in-person tax assistance and preparation through its Tax-Aide program — and it’s completely free! AARP Tax-Aide is the nation’s largest free, volunteer-run tax assistance and preparation service. It is available to taxpayers with low and moderate incomes and gives special attention to people age 60 and older. Tax-Aide volunteers are trained to assist with filing the 1040 Form and more standard schedules, including Schedules A and B. Taxpayers with complex tax returns are advised to seek paid tax assistance. Electronic filing (e-filing) is offered with no charge to the taxpayer. E-filing ensures more accurate tax returns and faster processing of tax refunds.
Please arrive 15 minutes before your appointment time and bring the following documents with you:
Last year’s tax return
Forms W-2Forms 1099 (including SSA, 1099 /1099R /1099INT /1099DIV /1099B)
HSA account info, letters from IRS on advanced payments (CTC, 3rd stimulus payment) if any
Broker statements for sale of property: I.e. stocks, bonds, mutual funds and home.
Dependent care provider information (name, employer, ID, Social Security number)
All receipts or canceled checks if itemizing deductions
Social Security cards or other official documentation for yourself and all dependents
An appointment is required. Per AARP policy, taxpayers must wear masks when in the room where they are doing taxes.
Taxpayers will come in for an interview and leave your documents after signing a permission form for same. After your return is completed you will return for an explanation, printed copies and signatures. During the interim time (around one hour) you are free to peruse the library, wait in your car, go out for coffee, etc. If you have a cell phone, the volunteers will contact you when your return is done or if there are questions.
Register for an appointment at Chester County Library
Appointments will be available on Mondays beginning on February 7th and continuing through April 11th. To make an appointment, please visit https://ccls.libcal.com/calendar/ChesterCountyLibrary or call our Reference desk at 610-344-5957.
Register for an appointment at the Henrietta Hankin Branch Library
Appointments will be available on Thursdays and Fridays beginning on February 10th and continuing through April 15th. To make an appointment, please visit https://ccls.libcal.com/calendar/HankinBranchLibrary or call our Reference desk at 610-344-4196.
Visit our Tax Section for helpful websites for federal, state, and local tax information. You'll find information on how to order tax forms and publications, find tax help, where to e-file, and how to track your refund.