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The Library will be closed on Thursday, October 6 and Friday, October 7.

The Forest Park Public Library has not yet received Federal or Illinois State tax forms. Library staff are happy to print forms from the IRS.GOV or www2.illinois.gov websites for free.  

Federal Instructions

Browser Friendly 1040 Instructions

PDF 1040 Instructions

Time-saving tip:  the Tax Table is pages 65-76.

Key filing season dates

There are several important dates taxpayers should keep in mind for this year’s filing season:

  • January 14: IRS Free File opens. Taxpayers can begin filing returns through IRS Free File partners; tax returns will be transmitted to the IRS starting January 24. Tax software companies also are accepting tax filings in advance.
  • January 24: IRS begins 2022 tax season. Individual 2021 tax returns begin being accepted and processing begins.
  • January 28: Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day to raise awareness of valuable tax credits available to many people – including the option to use prior-year income to qualify.
  • April 18: Due date to file 2021 tax return or request extension and pay tax owed.
  • October 17: Due date to file for those who have requested an extension on their 2021 tax returns.

More Resources

AARP Tax Aide

Forest Park Community Center
AARP TAX Aide Services are available at the Howard Mohr Community Center every Monday and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m through April 5th.

708-771-7737

Free File
Through IRS Free File, taxpayers can review all available software options and choose the free offer that best meets their needs. This year, families with an adjusted gross income of $72,000 or less qualify to use one of the free software products. Taxpayers can use Free File anywhere they feel comfortable using the Internet; there is nothing to download or buy.

Ladder Up
The Tax Assistance Program (TAP) opens on January 29. Check for locations here. Some are by appointment only, some are walk-ins only, and some are drop off services. Appointment lines are open now at (312) 588 6900. This service is for households earning up to $58,000 and individuals earning up to $32,000 per year.  Learn more about the program here.  

IRS Volunteer Tax Income Assistance
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is available in our area this year.  This resource offers free tax help to people who generally make $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities, the elderly and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns.

You can find a VITA location using this tool.  Alternatively, you can call the IRS VITA program directly at 800-906-9887 to find locations.

State & Federal Forms

Illinois Department of Revenue
Download forms and more tax information.

Internal Revenue Department
Download forms and more tax information.

Need Tax Help?

For Illinois State tax questions, try the Taxpayer Answer Center to get answers online.

To get help by phone, please call 1-800-732-8866 or 217-782-3336, Monday through Friday, 8 am – 5 pm. The TDD (telecommunication device for the deaf) number is 1-800-544-5304.

IRS help lines are open Monday through Friday. 

Individuals
800-829-1040
7 am to 7 pm local time

Businesses
800-829-4933
7 am to 7 pm local time

Callers who are hearing impaired
TTY/TDD 1-800-829-4059

Income Tax Refund Status Inquiry
Find out the status of your tax refund.

Which IRS Form Should I Use?

Tax Term Glossary

Accessible Tax Forms

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