Tax Information

Federal Taxes | State Taxes | Tax Preparation Help


Federal Taxes

The library has the following federal forms:
- Form 1040 Package (includes the 1040 Form and assorted Schedules in one booklet)
- 1040 Instructions

Many people will only need to file Form 1040 and no schedules. If your return is more complicated (for example you claim certain deductions or credits, or owe additional taxes) you will need to complete one or more of the Form 1040 Schedules. See the instructions for more information.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE LIBRARY WILL ONLY HAVE THE FORM 1040 PACKAGE/INSTRUCTIONS. We will not be receiving any other federal forms.

Request additional federal forms and instructions:

  • IRS website - Download and print online forms and instructions.
  • Mail - IRS website - Order online to have free forms and instructions sent by mail.
  • Phone - Call 1-800-829-3676 to order free forms and instructions sent by mail.
  • Stop by the Reference Desk and a librarian will print forms for you. We are unable to print forms like the 1099-MISC that are marked on the IRS website as Info Copy Only.

IRS Telephone Assistance for Individuals:
Toll-Free, 1-800-829-1040
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. your local time

IRS Telephone Assistance for Businesses:
Toll-Free, 1-800-829-4933
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. your local time

IRS Telephone Assistance for people with disabilities:
Toll-Free 1-800-829-4059 (TDD)
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. your local time
For further information, see Tax Topic 102.

IRS Local Office (in-person tax help, requires an appointment):
(630) 493-5291
1-844-545-5640 (Phone to make an appointment)
2001 Butterfield Rd.
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Please call the office to set up an appointment and learn more about qualifications for their services.


State Taxes

The library has a limited supply of the following state tax forms:
- IL-1040
- IL-1040 Instructions
- Schedule IL-E/EIC
- Schedule IL-ICR
- Schedule IL-WIT

Request additional state forms and instructions:

  • IL Department of Revenue (IDOR) website - Download and print online forms and instructions and file online
  • Mail - IDOR website - Order online to have free forms and instructions sent by mail.
  • Phone - Call 1-800-356-6302 to order free forms and instructions sent by mail.
  • Stop by the Reference Desk and a librarian will print forms for you.

IDOR Telephone Assistance for Individuals:
Toll-Free, 1-800-732-8866
(217) 782-3336
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

IDOR Telephone Assistance for Businesses (Business Hot Line):
(217) 524-4772
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m..

IDOR Telephone Assistance for people with disabilities:
Toll-Free 1-800-544-5304 (TDD)
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

IDOR Regional Offices (in-person tax help):
(847) 294-4200
Maine North Regional Building
9511 Harrison Avenue
Des Plaines, Illinois 60016-1563
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
No appointments are necessary; however, if you have a complex issue, please contact the department ahead of time so they can be prepared to give you the help you may need.

1-800-732-8866
James R. Thompson Center - Concourse Level
100 West Randolph Street
Chicago, Illinois 60601-3274
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
No appointments are necessary; however, if you have a complex issue, please contact the department ahead of time so they can be prepared to give you the help you may need.


Tax Preparation Help

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program
(630) 529-7794
Bloomingdale Township Senior Center
6N050 Rosedale Rd.
Bloomingdale, IL 60108
Available for low and moderate income Bloomingdale Township residents, especially those 50 years and older. Assistance is free, but an appointment is mandatory. For more information or to set up an appointment, call (630) 529-7794.

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program
(630) 260-6050
Glendale Heights Center for Senior Citizens
260 Civic Center Plaza
Glendale Heights, IL 60139
Available for low and moderate income local residents, especially those 50 years and older. Assistance is free, but an appointment is mandatory. For more information or to set up an appointment, call (630) 260-6050.

College of DuPage Tax Assistance
(630) 942-3450
College of DuPage - Various locations
Appointment required. Schedule an appointment online.

College of DuPage is offering free income tax preparation and electronic filing of state and federal tax returns on select dates at various locations. Also available is a new Drop-off service at select locations. Drop off your documents and your return will be completed and returned in one week.

The State Form IL-1040 and Federal Form 1040 with Schedules A, B, C-EZ, D (3 items or less) and EIC will be prepared for you, by College of DuPage students enrolled in the Accounting 2200 Income Tax Preparation course (under instructor supervision).

Ladder Up Tax Assistance Program
(312) 409-1555
Various locations
Provides free income tax counseling for households with annual incomes up to $56,000 and individuals with annual incomes up to $30,000. For more information, please visit the website or call 312-409-1555.