Tax Information

KPL staff-selected resources. We welcome your comments and suggestions.

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Tax Forms at Kalamazoo Public Library

During tax season, all KPL locations distribute paper copies of basic federal and MI tax forms and instruction booklets (free of charge, while they last.)

Reproducible forms from some previous years may be photocopied at Central Library (10¢ per copy.)

Please note: Library staff may not give tax advice, but we can help you find tax information.

Free Basic Tax Preparation

Free tax preparation for those with household income under $53,000 in 2014, prepared by IRS-certified VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) tax volunteers. By appointment only. Dial 211 or 381-HELP (4357) to make appointment and for more info.

Tax preparation service is sponsored by the Kalamazoo County Tax Counseling Initiative.

Upcoming 2015 Sessions

Databases (most require KPL library card)

InfoTrac All Using PowerSearch

Magazines, journals, newspapers, reference books, ebooks available in the library or at home with your KPL library card or with your Michigan Driver's License or ID by going to
Includes Computer Database; Custom Newspapers; General Reference Center Gold; Grand Rapids Press; Expanded Academic ASAP; General Business File ASAP; Legal Trac; InfoTrac Onefile; Health Reference Center Academic ASAP

InfoTrac Custom Newsstand (Home Access)

A collection of approximately 900 full text newspapers from around the country and the world. Includes the last 12 months of the New York Times and the Grand Rapids Press (1996-current).


AARP - Tax Aide Locator

Free tax prep for older taxpayers and people with limited incomes. Find an AARP Foundation Tax-Aide site in your area.

Calendar for Tax Prep and Other Info - Kalamazoo County

Lists of tax prep sites, calendar, what to bring when you have your taxes done, common tax credits and worksheet for Michigan tax credits.

El IRS en Español

Aprenda más acerca de cómo declarar sus impuestos.  Aquí encontrará información acerca de sus derechos, del robo de identidad y cómo prevenirlo, formularios y publicaciones y mucho más.

IRS - E-File

Use e-file or freefile as the fastest way to receive a refund. IRS starts processing 2013 individual income tax returns on January 31, 2014.

IRS - Forms and Instructions

Frequently-used federal forms and instructions.

IRS - Get a Copy of your IRS Tax Return

Complete directions for getting a free transcript of your return or a paid exact copy of a previously-filed tax return.

IRS - Taxpayer Advocate Service

Independent organization within the IRS. Free service may help you, if you have tried to resolve your tax problem through normal IRS channels.

IRS - Where's My Refund?

Check on the status of your federal refund. 

IRS ¿Dónde está mi reembolso?

Visite la herramienta en línea ¿Dónde está mi reembolso? para investigar sobre el estado de su reembolso.

Michigan - New developments for Tax Year 2013

From MI Dept of Treasury.

Michigan - Check my Income Tax Info

Michigan refund, estimated payment, address info and more.

Michigan - E-File

Michigan - Income Tax Forms by Year

Current and previous tax year forms and instructions for Michigan.

Michigan - Preguntas mas Frecuentes en Español

Frequently Asked Questions (in Spanish.)

Michigan - School District Codes

Michigan - Taxpayer Rights Handbook

Explains employee responses to the public, standards for tax audit activities, and helps taxpayers understand their rights and responsibilities.

Michigan - "Where's my Refund?"

Check on the status of your MI tax refund.

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