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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?

Note: Very few forms and no instructions are available at public libraries.

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

BPL  has the Massachusetts resident and nonresident tax form booklets, which include instructions, and 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:

  • Phone numbers for tax help at
  •  MA Department of Revenue: 617-887-MDOR(6367) or toll-free in Massachusetts at 800-392-6089 (help in filing state taxes only)
  •  Massachusetts Legal Assistance Websites Project lists locations and contact information for free tax assistance services in the state.
  • Boston Tax Help Coalition (formerly Boston EITC Coalition)  prepares and files taxes for eligible individuals and families for FREE! If you worked in 2014 and earned less than $53,000, you may be eligible.
  • VITA Volunteer Income Tax Assistance is available to help you fill out your state and federal tax returns free of charge.
  • VITA Volunteer Income Tax Assistance at the South End Branch, 685 Tremont Street. By appointment only; call 617.536.8241.
    • Volunteers are available Tuesday, February 10 through Thursday, April 19 only.
    • Hours for tax help at the South End Branch are:
    • Mondays 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
    • Tuesdays noon-4:00 p.m.
    • Wednesdays 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
    • Thursdays 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
    • Please note: No schedule E (Rental Properties) Forms, or forms for foreign students will be prepared. If you file Schedule C (Personal Business) or Schedule D (Capital Gains or Losses), call ahead to discuss whether we are able to prepare your forms.
    • Help will be given for only those taxpayers who are filing electronically.