Tax Time

FEDERAL:  Forms and instructions for 1040 and 1040-SR are available free at the library.

Post-Release Changes to Tax Forms, Instructions, and Publications can be found here:

The  most up-to-date forms and instructions are available at

STATE: The State no longer provides the library with forms or instructions.  As a courtesy, the library has printed 2019 M1, Individual Income Tax and M1PR, Homestead Credit Refund and Renter’s Property Tax Refund forms for the public to take.  If you need more than one copy of each, you can make copies for 25 cents a piece.

The library has printed instructions for the Minnesota Individual Income Tax and Property Tax Refund that you may check out if you wish.  Please ask at the circulation desk.

State forms and instructions are available at

If you would like to file online, you are welcome to come do so using the library’s computers!

Tax Forms at the Library

MN FORMS & INSTRUCTIONS:  Basic MN State Forms and Instructions are available at the library.  Other forms and publications can be found at:

You can call their automated system at 651-296-4444 or 1-800-657-3676 to order forms and instructions.

FEDERAL FORMS & INSTRUCTIONS:  The IRS will NOT be sending us instructions to distribute this year and only the forms listed below.  The library had NOTHING to do with this decision.

The following Federal Forms are now available at the library:

  • Form 1040 EZ, Income Tax Return for Single and Joint Filers with No Dependents
  • Form 1040 A, U.S. Individual Income Tax Return
  • Publication 17, Your Federal Income Tax (for Individuals) one reference copy
  • Publication 4604 (EN/SP), Use the Web for IRS Tax Products and Information
  • Form 1040

The IRS did not provide copies of Federal Instructions this year.  We printed off a full set of instructions for the 1040, the 1040A, and the 1040EZ.  You may check any of these out for a period of 1 week.

You can obtain copies of Instructions through:

You can print out or copy any forms, instructions, or publications at the library for $.15 a page.

Tax Forms available at your Library

taxes State and Federal tax forms are available at the library!  You will find them right inside the door across from the circulation desk.

You can also access forms at the following websites:

State Forms:

Federal Forms:

The library has hard copies of only the most basic forms and instructions.  You can access others online or find them in the big binder of Reproducible Copies of Federal Tax Forms and Instructions at the library and photocopy them for 15 cents a piece.

Sources of tax related information: –  Free tax guides and interactive databases

Reviews.Com – Reviews of Online Tax Software

Free Tax Preparation Sites – Minnesota

1040 Forms and Instructions are here!

tax timeTax forms and Instructions were late in arriving this year.
Check below for a list of the forms we have in at present.



Federal Forms:

1040 Instructions

1040 Forms

1040EZ Instructions

1040EZ Forms

1040A Instructions

1040A Forms

Schedule EIC (Earned Income Credit)


State Forms:

MN Individual Income Tax Forms and Instructions – ALL GONE!

MN Property Tax Forms and Instructions

Schedule M1M  (Income Additions and Subtractions)

Schedule M1R   (Age 65 or Older/Disabled Subtraction)

MIWFC  (Minnesota Working Family Credit)

Schedule M1CD Forms  (Child and Dependent Care Credit)

Schedule M1CD Instructions  (Child and Dependent Care Credit)


State and Federal tax materials are available online at the following links:

State Forms

Federal Forms

Information about free tax preparation sites is available HERE:  Free



Tax Forms update

The latest word is that the library will get Form 1040 Instructions some time between now and Feb. 12th.  The IRS is just now starting to send them out.  There was a delay in printing them due to last minute tax law decisions.

Most of the other forms and instructions have arrived and are available for you to take just inside the door at the top of the stairs.

You can find Federal Tax forms at

You can find State Tax forms at

Tax forms available at the Library

State and Federal tax forms are available to you free at the library!  You will find them right inside the door across from the circulation desk.

You can also access forms at the following websites:

State Forms:

Federal Forms:

The big binder of Reproducible Copies of Federal Tax Forms and Instructions is expected to arrive on Feb. 5th.  Black and white photocopies and printouts made at the library cost 10 cents per copy.