Boston Public Library
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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?

Where can I get tax forms at the BPL?

Forms can be picked up at these locations:

Central Library

  • You may pick up forms adjacent to the main Circulation desk off the lobby in the Johnson building (entrance at 700 Boylston).
  • Forms available are: Massachusetts state forms, basic Federal forms and instructions (1040, 1040A, 1040EZ), and some schedules.
  •  Forms will be on display through April 30 and available by request at the Social Sciences Department reference desk on the second floor starting May 1.
  • Master copies of some forms are available for photocopying (15 cents/page)  at the Social Sciences Department on the second floor (617.859.2261).
  • All BPL branches (except the West End) have 1040, 1040A, 1040EZ, and Massachusetts state forms; some branches will have additional Federal forms. Please call first to make sure the form you need is available.


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: