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Tax Information

Where can I get tax forms at the BPL?
How else can I get tax forms?
Where can I get help with my taxes?

Where can I get tax forms at the BPL?

Forms can be picked up at these locations:

Central Library

  • Social Sciences Department (617.859.2261) on the second floor of the McKim Building (Dartmouth Street entrance) – Massachusetts state forms, many Federal forms; master copies of some forms available for photocopying (15 cents/page)
  • All BPL branches (except the West End) have 1040, 1040A, 1040EZ, and Massachusetts state forms; some branches will have additional Federal forms. Call first to make sure they still have the form you need.


  •  Filing Extension Announced

    The Department of Revenue’s WebFile tool, which allows individuals to electronically file state personal income tax returns, has experienced delays due to heavy volume over the past few days. DOR is actively working to resolve this issue, and has extended the deadline for taxpayers to file their Massachusetts Personal Income Tax returns, or to file for an extension, until midnight on Friday, April 18, 2014. DOR has issued Technical Information Release 14-5 for filers of personal income tax returns. This TIR announces a 3-day automatic extension of the filing deadline, until midnight, Friday, April 18, 2014. More



How else can I get tax forms?

Federal Forms

Massachusetts State Forms

The State of Massachusetts urges all taxpayers to file their state income tax returns online. Fewer paper forms will be printed and distributed this year.  Supplies of state tax forms at libraries are very limited if not totally depleted.

Advantages of online filing are:

  • Calculations are done for you–no math errors
  • No chance you’ll forget to attached required schedules
  • You’ll receive confirmation that your return was received by DOR
  • Faster refunds–even faster with direct deposit
  • Environmentally friendly
  • File now, pay later–up to April 15, 2014
  • It’s secure

• Use DOR’s WebFile–FREE and available 24/7. You can also find a paid professional tax preparer, or buy DOR-approved tax prep software and file on your own.

Find these links and more information about e-file methods at

You may also print forms from the Massachusetts Department of Revenue

By Phone – Call the MA Dept of Revenue at 1-800-392-6089

In person–MA Department of Revenue service counter
Hurley Building, 19 Staniford Street
Green Line: Government Center
Orange Line: Haymarket

Other States
Use the Federation of Tax Administrators website to find links to tax forms for any US state.

Where can I get help with my taxes?

Federal tax help:

Massachusetts tax help: