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Social Sciences Department, 2nd Floor, McKim Building, Central Library, 617-859-2261

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?

IRS funding was significantly cut in the recent federal budget. Therefore very few federal tax forms and no form instructions or tax publications will be available to pick up at public libraries. All tax forms, instructions, and publications are available to download and print at

Forms which will be available shortly are the Massachusetts resident and nonresident tax form and instructions, federal forms 1040, 1040A, and 1040EZ. No instructions to federal forms will be distributed. No federal tax publications will be distributed. Please check this page again or call 617.859.2261 about forms availability.

 Where can I get tax forms at the BPL?


At the Central Library, 700 Boylston Street

Presently only Massachusetts state nonresident and resident tax forms with instructions are available. Federal forms will be available soon. Please check this page or call 617.859.2261 to ask about availability of federal tax forms. Basic Federal forms 1040, 1040A, and 1040EZ will be available.  Instructions for forms will not be distributed to public libraries, nor will schedules and supplementary forms to be filed with 1040, 1040A, and 1040EZ. Forms will be available through April 30 on the lobby floor of the McKim Building (enter on Dartmouth Street).

At Branch Libraries, please contact your neighborhood library to see which tax forms are available.



How else can I get tax forms?

Federal Forms

Massachusetts State Forms

You may print forms from the Massachusetts Department of Revenue website.

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: