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Photograph of the Internal Revenue Service Building being Constructed.


(Keep in mind, the tax year is always one year behind the current calendar year.)


The Government Information Library has only received 1040-EZ forms, not the instructions. We have not received any 1040 or 1040-A forms, nor their instruction booklets. Some employer-specific forms have arrived. There will be a limited quantity of tax forms. When any arrive, they will be available on the 3rd floor of Norlin Library near the entrance to the Government Information Library.


The Internal Revenue Service is moving to a web-first service approach and reducing the availability of paper tax products. This applies to every library that supplies tax forms to the public. An email from the IRS on Wednesday, January 17, 2018, indicated that most forms would be available electronically on January 29 from the IRS' website, but that it will take longer for paper forms to be shipped.



Please read this page closely and call us to confirm availability before you visit the library.


Library staff cannot answer tax-related questions or provide any assistance in filling out tax forms.

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Photograph of the Internal Revenue Service Building being Constructed (6/13/1928) from the Records of the Public Buildings Service at the National Archives at College Park.

Tax Help

Members of the public who make $53,000 or less are eligible for free tax preparation assistance from students at the Leeds School of Business.


Wednesdays and Fridays 5 - 7:30 pm & Saturdays 9 am - 1 pm

Until April 6, 2017


Koelbel Business Building Room 375

995 Regent Drive, Boulder

Free parking in the parking garage next to the Koelbel building

More information can be found here.