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Tax Time is Here!

 Tax Time2016 state and federal income taxes are due April 18, 2017 and the library can make your tax experience a little bit easier. Tax forms are available at many libraries. Check with your local library to see if they have the form you need. Both New York State and Federal forms and instructions are available online (see below). The Business & Social Sciences Division of the Central Library also has Federal and New York State tax forms and instructions for prior years. Some of these are in a reproducible format and can be photocopied. Many tax forms for other states can be found online. Click here for more information.

Federal Tax Returns

E-filing Information 
Which Form Should I Use? 
IRS Online Tax Forms, Instructions, and Publications 
IRS Online Tax Forms, Instructions, and Publications for Previous Years 
Where to File Federal Returns 
Internal Revenue Service 

Need Help? 
IRS office in Rochester 
255 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14604 
Mon. - Fri. 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
585-263-5840 (this phone is not answered--it provides an informational message only) 
Click here for more information.

New York State Tax Returns

E-Filing Information 
Which Form Should I Use? 
NYS Online Tax Forms, Instructions, and Publications 
NYS Online Tax Forms, Instructions, and Publications for Previous Years 
Where to File NYS Returns 
New York State Dept. of Taxation 

Need Help? 
Personal Income Tax Refund Information - 518-457-5149
Personal Income Tax Information Center - 518-457-5181
Family Tax Relief Credit – 518-485-1057

Free Tax Preparation in Monroe County

The CASH (Creating Assets, Savings, and Hope) Coalition operates free tax preparation sites throughout Monroe County. IRS Certified Volunteers prepare and electronically file federal and NYS tax returns for income-eligible persons and families. Click here to view eligibility requirements.

All of CASH's Super Sites have NEW Locations: 

  • Downtown Site
    Lincoln Business and Sports Park
    121 Lincoln Avenue, 14611
    Hours:  Monday - Saturday, 9 am - 5 pm
  • Henrietta Site
    Towne Center Plaza near DMV
    2199 East Henrietta Road, 14623
    ASL Interpreters (American Sign Language) available on Fridays
    Hours: Monday - Thursday,  2 pm - 8 pm; Friday, 11 am - 5 pm and Saturday, 9 am - 5 pm
  • Irondequoit Site
    Irondequoit Plaza
    563 Titus Avenue, 14617.
    Note: Smaller size, limited service
    Hours:  Monday - Thursday, 2 pm - 8 pm; Friday, 11 am - 5 pm and Saturday, 9 am - 5 pm

The CASH Super Sites will operate January 30 - April 17, 2017 (CLOSED for Easter April 14-15, 2017). 

  • Walk-ins and appointments are accepted at the CASH Super Sites. 

There are four CASH partner sites:  

  • Action for a Better Community
    49 Stone Street
    585-325-5116, ext. 3410
    Hours: Saturday, 9 am - 2 pm. Walk-ins only.
  • Genesee Co-op Federal Credit Union
    395 Gregory Street
    Hours: Saturday, 11 am - 4 pm. Appointments only.
  • Rochester Educational Opportunity Center (REOC)
    161 Chestnut Street
    Hours: Monday - Friday, 12 pm - 4 pm. Appointments only.
  • 1199 SEIU United Health Care Workers
    259 Monroe Avenue
    Suite 220
    Hours: Thursday and Saturday. Select hours, must call ahead. 

For more information about CASH services, call 585-242-6485 or visit the CASH website

Tax Guides

General income tax guides : J. K. Lasser’s Your Income Tax; Your Federal Income Tax for Individuals (IRS publication 17).

Professional tax guides (reference only): Commerce Clearing House Federal Tax Guide; Commerce Clearing House State Tax Guide; Commerce Clearing House State Tax Reporter – New York.    

These resources are available in the Business & Social Sciences Division of the Central Library. 

Please Note: Library staff cannot provide tax help or advice but will be happy to help you locate tax forms in paper and online and find local tax assistance.

Tax Websites