Tax Info 2017 (for the year 2017)

(forthcoming) [Printable PDF]

Where can I find forms?

The library no longer receives paper tax forms. Please visit the IRS website, where forms, booklets and more information can be found under "Forms and Pubs."

Order tax forms by phone by calling (800) 829-3676.

Where do I send my tax forms?

If you are expecting a refund:
Department of the Treasury
Internal Revenue Service
Austin, TX 73301-0015

If mailing in with a payment:
Internal Revenue Service
P.O. Box 1214
Charlotte, NC 28201-1214

Who can I call for tax help?

The phone number for tax help for individuals is (800) 829-1040. For help from the local IRS office in Houston, call (281) 721-7021.

Tax help for the hearing impaired can be reached at (800) 829-4059.

How can I view past tax returns?

Visit the IRS' Get Transcript page, where you can view past tax returns online and print them out or order them by mail.

Where is the local tax office?

The closest tax office is located at:
8701 S. Gessner
Houston, TX 77062

Where can I get free tax assistance?

Carver Center AARP
6415 Park Ave.
Texas City, TX 77591
(409) 229-1277 (main desk)
Times to be announced

Rosenberg Library AARP
2310 Sealy St.
Galveston, TX 77550-2220
(409) 763-8854 (Reference Desk)
Times to be announced

Webster Recreation Building AARP
311 Pennsylvania St.
Webster, TX 77598-5230
Times to be announced

United Way Bay Area Service Center
1300 Bay Area Blvd.
Clear Lake, TX 77058
Time to be announced

United Way Galveston County Mainland Office
922 14th Street North
Texas City, TX 77590

By appointment only. Call (409) 9438-4211 for more information and to set up an appointment. Visit the Volunteer Income Tax Assistant (VITA) page for a list of the documents you will need to bring to your appointment.

Costal Community Federal Credit Union
2600 FM 1764
La Marque, TX 77568
2302 Church Street
Galveston, TX 77550
(409) 765-6067

San Leon Community Church
805 10th Street
San Leon, TX 77539
(281) 229-1081 - Ask for Merci

Helpful pages from the IRS website

Forms & Publications
All of the forms and publications for the current tax year as well as past years.

Tax Guide 2016 for Individuals
(Also known as Publication 17) for use in preparing 2016 returns.

Return Preparation and Filing Options
Helps you consider your options on how to send your completed taxes to the IRS.

Interactive Tax Assistant
Takes you through a series of questions and provides you with responses to tax law questions. Click on the question you need answered on the main menu page. Then read the information about your question and click "begin" at the bottom to launch the assistant.

News & Events
All of the latest news and events from the IRS. Also has tax scams, fact sheets, and problem alerts.

Where's My Refund?
Walks you through the steps of checking on your refund (with a video for assistance).

El IRS en Español
The IRS's website in Spanish. You can also choose Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, and Russian (under the Language tool at the top of the page).

Other helpful websites

AARP Tax Page
Lots of tax advice in lots of different areas (audits, scams, retirement, etc.).

CNN Money: Taxes
Wide-ranging website with loads of tax tips and answers to all kinds of questions. Also contains news and current information about recent changes in the tax filing process.

H&R Block Get Answers
This website has tools like tax calculators, tax articles, tax questions that have been answered by H&R professionals, and tax videos (through YouTube).

MSN Money: Taxes
This website offers helpful hints, recent tax news, and a "SmartTaxes Blog."

Tax Resources on the Web
This website has a long list of tax topics. When clicking on the topic, there will be links to the websites that can answer your issues and in some cases, the forms you need.

TurboTax TaxCaster: Free Tax Calculator
This website allows you to quickly estimate your taxes.

Web Tax Center
This website offers tax tips, tax information, tax news, tax forms, and you can also file your taxes through this site.

Some tax apps

BNA Quick Tax Reference [iTunes] [Google Play]
irs2go [iTunes] [Google Play]
TaxCaster by TurboTax [iTunes] [Google Play]
TaxSlayer [iTunes] [Google Play]
MyBlock Mobile App [iTunes] [Google Play]
TurboTax Tax Preperation App [iTunes] [Google Play]

Videos

IRS videos
20 Excellent YouTube Videos to Learn about Taxes and Tax Accounting (Taxation Masters)

Schoolhouse Rock