Federal Forms and Instructions

Illinois Forms and Instructions

The Internal Revenue Service has free tax forms and publications on a wide variety of topics. Because of continued growth in electronic filing, the availability of free options to taxpayers and to reduce costs, the IRS discontinued the automatic mailing of paper tax packages last tax season.

If you need IRS forms and publications, here are four easy methods for getting them.

  1. On the Internet You can access forms and publications on the IRS website 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at
  2. IRS Taxpayer Assistance Centers There are 401 TACs across the country where IRS offers face-to-face assistance to taxpayers, and where taxpayers can pick up many IRS forms and publications. Visit and go to Contact My Local Office on the Individuals page to find a list of TAC locations by state. On the Contact My Local Office page, you can also select Office Locator and enter your zip code to find the IRS walk-in office nearest you as well as a list of the services available at specific offices.
  3. At convenient locations in your community During the tax filing season, many libraries and post offices offer free tax forms to taxpayers. Herrin City Library will also have copies of commonly requested publications during tax season. Many large grocery stores, copy centers and office supply stores have forms you can photocopy or print from a CD.
  4. By mail You can call 1-800-TAX-FORM (800-829-3676) Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. local time – except Alaska and Hawaii which follow Pacific time – to order current year forms, instructions and publications as well as prior year forms and instructions by mail. You will receive your order by mail, usually within 10 days.

The Library is not permitted to provide tax advice or assistance of any kind.

Tax Documents for Taxpayers with Disabilities

Did you know the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) provides online tax products and services for taxpayers with disabilities? Individuals may visit the IRS Accessibility page ( to download forms, publications, and other products and to access tax-related videos in English and American Sign Language. The IRS recommends checking the website often as it is continuously adding more products to assist persons with disabilities.

IRS Links
April 2017

Free Tax Prep 
Still need to file your tax return? Free tax prep by IRS-certified volunteers is available: #IRSfreetaxprep 

Do-It-Yourself Free Tax Preparation English; Spanish; ASL

Free Help Preparing Your Tax Return English; Spanish; ASL

Online Tools

Check your refund status at “Where’s my Refund?” or on the #IRS2Go app. #IRSonlinetools

IRS2Go Mobile App English | Spanish | ASL
Payment options #IRSonlinetools
IRS Taxes-Three Easy Ways to Pay English | Spanish | ASL

Owe money for #taxes this year? Don’t worry you have options. Visit to learn more. #IRSonlinetools

Can’t find a copy of your prior year tax return? You can get a copy of your transcript. Visit #IRSonlinetools

Identity Theft
The IRS does not initiate contact by email to request personal or financial information! Read more at #IRSidtheft
Taxes. Security. Together – video
Tax Scams – English | Spanish | ASL
Learn what you can do to help make your personal, financial, and tax data safer! Visit #IRSidtheft

Single with no dependent? You may still qualify for the #EITC tax credit! Find out more at #IRSEITC
Did you know you can estimate the amount of your #EITC #tax credit? It’s easy. Find out more at #IRSEITC

Note: You may connect with the IRS by following IRS on social media @irsnews or and simply re-tweet the messages to your followers. To see all IRS social media activities visit us at IRS Social Media.

Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN)

If you use an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number, check before filing your taxes this year. #ITINinfo

Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) – English; Spanish

Options for Refunds 

Direct Deposit  Go to #IRSassetbuilding #IRSfreetaxprep

Direct Deposit for your tax refundEnglish | Spanish | ASL
myRA Need a plan for retirement? Save your refund using a FREE myRA account and watch it add up! #IRSAssetBuilding.