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Tax Help

The IRS has created a web page of useful information for people compiling documents for the 2021 tax filing season. You can find it by clicking this link.

Forms and Publications in the Library

We will have a limited number of Federal 1040 form packets and instruction books and Illinois forms, which are expected to arrive in early February. We can print out any additional forms you may need by visiting in person, sending an e-mail to reference@ippl.info, using chat service through our website, or calling 630/887-8760. The first 10 copies are free; they can be picked up at the drive-up window. If you need more than 10 copies printed, there is a charge of 10 cents per page,and  forms will need to be picked up inside at the Guest Services Desk. 

Forms and Publications Online

Free E-Filing

Free File
Prepare and file your federal tax return for free using tax preparation and filing software.

MyTax Illinois
All Illinois tax filers can file for free at MyTax Illinois.

Tax Assistance

AARP Tax-Aide

AARP is providing in-person tax assistance this year. Tax preparation services begin Friday, Feb. 11, and will run through Monday, Apr.  11. We will start taking appointments Monday, January 31. To make an appointment, tax filers must come to the library. We can no longer take appointments over the phone because filers must pick up the information packets at the time the appointments are made.

Learn more about other area Tax-Aide sites. AARP also has a website to provide tax assistance.

IRS Tax Assistance

The IRS has a tax assistance tool through its website.

College of DuPage Tax Assistance

College of DuPage VITA program is offering in-person tax assistance beginning in early February. More information here or call 630/942-3450 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

Phone Numbers for Tax Questions

Federal - 800/829-1040

  • Individual Returns
  • Teletax Information Line, Refund Status, and Recorded Information
  • Business Returns
  • Forms and Publications

State - 800/732-8866

  • Illinois Tax Returns (Monday - Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.)
  • Forms and Publications

Local - 630/493-5291 for information.

To make an appointment, call 844/545-5640. The local office is located at 2001 Butterfield Road in Downers Grove. They do not take walk-ins. You must make an appointment before you visit.