Tax Help

 

Tax Forms at the Library

Tax forms are running late this year due to the recent changes in the tax laws. As of February 8, the 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ instruction booklets and Forms 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ have arrived in the Library.

Get Free Tax Prep Help

The IRS provides tax tools on their website, https://www.irs.gov. Included on the IRS site are tools to help find IRS and AARP tax help in your area.  Some of those resources are below.

Coast will provide free transportation for the elderly with a 48 hour notice.    397-2935

The IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs offer free tax help for taxpayers who qualify (generally those who make $54,000 or less.)

1) WSU-HOOPS at Neiil Public Library-VITA
    210 North Grand Avenue Pullman, WA 99163
    Volunteer Prepared Taxes
    Available:
    24 FEB 2018 - 14 APR 2018
    TUE 3:30PM - 7:00PM SAT 12:00PM - 4:00PM
    English Not Required

2) University of Idaho FSA
    711 S. Rayburn Menard Law Building 101
    Moscow, ID 83844
    Self-Prep Only
    Available:
    13 FEB 2018 - 14 APR 2018
    TUE 5:00PM - 8:00PM THU 5:00PM - 8:00PM SAT 9:00AM - 1:00PM
    English Not Required

3) RDI Lewiston
    1115 Main Lewiston, ID 83501
    Volunteer Prepared Taxes
    Available:
    29 JAN 2018 - 16 APR 2018
    MON 10:30AM - 1:00PM WED 10:30AM - 1:00PM
    English Not Required

4) Nez Perce Tribal Housing Authority
    111 Veteran's Avenue
    Lapwai, ID 83540
    208-843-2229
    Volunteer Prepared Taxes
    Available:
    01 Feb 20182018 - 13 APR 2018
    English Required

5) Nimiipuu Community Development Fund
    99 Agency Road
    Lapwai, ID 83540
    208-621-4814
    Volunteer Prepared Taxes
    Available:
    01 FEB 2018 -  13 APR 2018
    English Required

6) VITA at Spokane County United Way
    920 North Washington
    Suite 100
    Volunteer and Self Prepared
    Spokane, WA 99201
    509-353-4851
    Volunteer Prepared Taxes
    Available:
    27 JAN 2018 - 10 APR 2018
    English Russian Required

© 2012 IRS

AARP specializes in senior tax help, but will help others, too.  Their nearest site is:   

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide
Pullman Senior Center
325 SE Paradise St
Pullman, WA 99163
Available:
Feb 1 thru April 12
Thursday from 9:30 to 2:00 PM
Call Randy for further info at 208-882-5406

Coast will provide free transportation for the elderly with a 48 hour notice.    397-2935

"Resources for 2017 Tax Returns" from Shirley Cornelius, Whitman County Library, is available here as a PDF file.

More tax help and tips can be found at these site:

2) USA.gov also has tax help here.

3) AARP has information on free tax help here.

4) The BBB offers this 2016 page of tax tips.

Did you know?

Taxpayers can visit this page at IRS.gov for Resources to Help Understand Tax Reform.

Tax Forms at the Library

Tax forms are running late this year due to the recent changes in the tax laws. As of February 8, the 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ instruction booklets and Forms 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ have arrived in the Library. 

Protecting Yourself from Tax Scams

It is that time of year again and tax scams are on the rise.  Here is just one:

The IRS phone scam: Scammers make unsolicited calls claiming to be IRS officials. They demand that the victim pay a bogus tax bill or tell you you have a large refund coming.  Don't be fooled.  Here are a few tips from the IRS website:

The IRS will never:

  • Call to demand immediate payment, nor will the agency call about taxes owed without first having mailed you a bill.
     
  • Demand that you pay taxes without giving you the opportunity to question or appeal the amount they say you owe.
     
  • Require you to use a specific payment method for your taxes, such as a prepaid debit card.
     
  • Ask for credit or debit card numbers over the phone.
     
  • Threaten to bring in local police or other law-enforcement groups to have you arrested for not paying.

Visit the IRS Tax Tip page "Donít Fall for Scam Calls and Emails Posing as IRS"

 

For more tips on avoiding tax scams you can:

Visit the IRS website here for the IRS list of Dirty Dozen Tax scams and more information.

Consumer Reports online has videos and articles on avoiding tax scams.  Go to the library website homepage by clicking here or at www.whitco.lib.wa.us, clicking on the Electronic Resources Link in the lower right, click on Consumer Reports, and enter tax scams in the search box.  If you are accessing the website from home, you will be asked to enter your library card number.

At the BBB website you can find their 2016 article "6 tips for Avoiding a Tax Scam this Tax Season".

 

More resources for protecting yourself from scams can be found on our Avoiding Fraud page here.

 For questions please call the library at 397-4366 or toll-free at 1-877-733-3375.


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