Customers started asking us for tax forms in December. Traditionally, the forms begin arriving after Christmas. We know you want the forms, and we want to provide them to you. Unfortunately, we do not have any control over the availability of forms. Kansas has told us that they will not be sending us any forms, and we do not expect any Missouri forms either. I ordered 2010 Federal Tax Forms for my branch way back in August 2010. So, why are there so few forms at the library right now?
I know, I know. April 15th is over 2 months away, but it will be here sooner than you think. Before you panic, we are here to help. While we don’t have every form available in print, what we don’t have readily available, we can print out for you for a mere $.10 a page. In addition to that, every Tuesday between February 1st and April 15th, AARP will be here from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. helping seniors with moderate incomes with their tax returns for free. Please call the branch to schedule an appointment as they are filling up fast.
Death and taxes are the two things you can always count on. However, we can’t always count on getting tax forms.
Unfortunately, the IRS has not mailed forms in about two years. It happened so quietly that a lot of us didn’t notice—I certainly did not—and then we realized that it was time for taxes to be filed, and we still hadn’t received our forms in the mail. Why haven’t we gotten our forms in the mail you ask?