January 9, 2016
The commencement of a new year also brings the start of tax season. The Williamson County Public Library will again provide IRS tax forms to patrons, but with fewer tax form offerings this year. According to the IRS, 95 percent of taxpayers filed their tax returns electronically last tax season. As a result, the agency is significantly decreasing the variety of paper forms it offers to agencies like the Library. This year, the Library expects to receive a limited number of the following federal tax forms from the IRS:
- Form 1040 and Instructions
- Form 1040 A and Instructions
- Form 1040 EZ and Instructions
The forms can be found at the Reference Desk on the 2nd floor and will be accessible to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. For a list of forms currently available, click here.
Most schedules and forms that will not be available in paper form at the Library can be downloaded and printed from the IRS website (www.irs.gov). Reference staff will help you download and print forms at the Library for 10 cents a page.
Find information about the State of Tennessee individual tax form at http://www.tennessee.gov/revenue/topic/hall-income-tax
TAX ASSISTANCE from VITA/United Way is available at the Williamson County Public Library’s main branch in Franklin. Households with income of $62,000 or less are eligible. NOTE: Times subject to change. Check the library's calendar for up-to-date information.
VITA/United Way (January 30 to April 15).
- By appointment only. Call 615-830-7940 for appointments.
- CLICK HERE for VITA dates
- Please note: Mondays have the Self-Aid Kiosk with one VITA staffer only, from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm. The end time on all Wednesdays is promptly at 7:30 pm, and the end time on all Saturdays is promptly at 12:30 pm.
Additional tax assistance sites are available in the county. See the list below for other Williamson County locations.
- Photo ID for both spouses (if filing jointly)
- Original Copies of Social Security Cards of ITINs (for everyone going on the return. VITA sites require this every year; no photocopies!)
- Proof of Income (a W2 for each employer during the tax year, 1099s, Social Security Income, Unemployment, Interest, etc.)
- Healthcare Form 1095
- Proof of Expenses if Claiming Any (Childcare expenses, education expenses, medical expenses, property tax, itemized deductions, etc.)
- Proof of Mileage if Claiming Any (Must be a written record. Please total any business expenses before arriving.)
- Both spouses must be present if filing a joint return
- Last year’s tax return (Helpful in explaining difference in refund amounts, consistent filing, etc.)
- Direct Deposit Information (Proof of account needed such as a checkbook. Most banks do not give account numbers out over the phone!)
After you have met with a tax assistance volunteer, you may need additional help filling out tax forms or answering tax questions.
Library staff are unable to provide this information. Suggested contacts:
- Calling the IRS for telephone assistance at 1-800-829-1040
- AARP State Office – Nashville 1-866-295-7274(toll-free)
- Going online for assistance at www.irs.gov
Still having a Federal Tax problem? You could get FREE help from the Tennessee Taxpayer Project, a low income taxpayer clinic offered by the Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee.
- Answering tax questions
- Helping with IRS Audits or Exams
- Settling tax debts
- Stopping tax liens and levies
- Representing people in Tax Court (deficiency notices, etc.)
- Keeping you from paying all the back taxes owed by both you and your husband or wife (Innocent Spouse Relief)
- Getting back your part of the tax refund (Injured Spouse Claims)
- Appealing Earned Income Tax Credit turn downs
- Proving you are an employee, not an independent contractor
- Filing Appeals
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) provides online tax products and services for taxpayers with disabilities. Individuals may visit the IRS Accessibility page (www.irs.gov/uac/IRS.gov-Accessibility) 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.
Williamson County Public Library – Fairview Branch (VITA)
2240 Fairview Boulevard
By appointment only – call 615-830-7940
Beginning January 30 – April 12
Tuesday 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Fifty Forward Center – College Grove (VITA)
8607 Horton Highway
By appointment only – call (615) 830-7940
Beginning February 4 – April 14
Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Graceworks Ministries (VITA)
104 Southeast Parkway, Franklin
By appointment only – call (615) 830-7940
Beginning: February 2 – April 15
Tuesday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Spring Hill Public Library (VITA)
144 Kedron Parkway
By appointment only
Call Diane Bennett (VITA) at 931-797-2154 for appointment
Begins January 22 – April 15
Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
You can access the IRS website 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at www.irs.gov to:
Access free tax preparation and e-file services
Check the status of your refund
Download forms and instructions
Order IRS products online
Search publications online by topic or keyword
To Order Tax Forms & Publications: 1-800-829-3676
Tax Help and Questions:
Business & Specialty Tax: 1-800-829-4933
TeleTax (24-hour Pre-recorded Tax Info) 1-800-829-4477