Taxes at the Library

AARP Logo

Due to unforeseen circumstances, New Lenox Library will not be hosting AARP's tax help in 2022.

Free Tax Help

AARP

AARP provides free tax preparation in-person, low-contact, or contact-free depending on availability. Some sites can provide service in one or two visits, or you may not need to visit a site at all, with all interactions taking place online. Find another AARP location nearby using the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Locator on their website.

Frankfort Township Office are hosting our previous volunteers this year:

Frankfort Township Office
11000 W Lincoln Hwy
Frankfort, IL 60423
815-469-4907

Senior Services of Will County is also hosting AARP for tax preparation services. Services are limited to people 55 and over. Their phone number is 815-723-9713. Their website is willcountyseniors.org/services.

IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

The IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs offer free tax help for taxpayers who qualify. Find free tax help at irs.treasury.gov/freetaxprep.

Ladder Up

Ladder Up will be providing free tax services to individuals earning up to $32,000 and families earning up to $58,000. Appointments will be taken starting January 29. Other stipulations apply. More information about their program can be found at goladderup.org/our-services/tax-assistance. Locations can be found at goladderup.org/locations.


Tax Form Illustration

Paper Tax Forms

Illinois 1040 paper tax forms were received on January 25. Federal paper tax forms 1040 and 1040 SR were received on January 28.

Paper tax forms are available upstairs in Adult & Teen Services by the elevator.

Forms

  • Federal 1040 & 1040-SR
    Part of a booklet with schedules 1, 2, 3, and LEP
  • Illinois 1040

Instructions

  • Instruction books for Federal 1040 are usually available
  • Illinois 1040 instruction books tend to be limited, but we will keep a reference copy at the staff desk that you can use.

Other Forms

We can print out copies of other tax forms.

  • First 6 pages free
  • Additional pages 10¢ per page

Tax Forms on a Desktop Computer

Online

If you are capable of doing your taxes online yourself and just need a computer, check in at the Adult & Teen Services desk upstairs. If you let us know you are doing your taxes, we can extend your time on the computer.

We cannot assist you in any way with navigating tax websites or answering tax questions.

Federal

Do I File?

To determine if you are required to file a federal return, use Do I Need to File a Tax Return? at IRS.gov

How Do I File?

The following options are available to you to file your federal taxes depending on income: IRS Free File Online Options at IRS.gov
Income $72,000 & Below
  • Free federal tax filing on an IRS partner site
  • State tax filing (free with some offers)
  • Guided preparation – simply answer questions
  • Online service does all the math
Income Above $72,000
  • Free electronic forms you fill out and file yourself
  • No state tax filing
  • You should know how to prepare paper forms
  • Basic calculations with limited guidance

Illinois State

Illinois income taxes can be filed for free at MyTax Illinois.