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Tax Help

The IRS has created a web page of useful information for people compiling documents for the 2021 tax filing season. You can find it by clicking this link.

Tax Forms

We will have a limited number of Federal 1040 form packets and instruction books available in the library as well as Illinois 1040 forms and instructions. We can print out any additional forms you may need by sending an e-mail to reference@ippl.info, using chat through our website, or calling 630/887-0637 to have them readied for curbside pickup. 

Forms and Publications Online

Free E-Filing

Free File
Prepare and file your federal tax return for free using tax preparation and filing software.

MyTax Illinois
All Illinois tax filers can file for free at MyTax Illinois.

Tax Assistance

AARP Tax-Aide

AARP is providing in-person tax assistance at a limited number of locations this year. Due to the upcoming renovation of the library and limited availability to social distance within the library, we are not an AARP Tax-Aide site this year. 

Neighboring Tax-Aide sites are . . . 

LaGrange Park Public Library: 833/577-5283

The Community House: 630/323-7500

Brookfield Public Library: 708/485-6917

Summit Public Library: 708/458-1545

Appointments will not be given over the telephone at these sites, but require a personal visit to make an appointment where you will be given an appointment and a packet of information that will need to completed prior to the scheduled appointment. The instructions contained in this packet must be followed. Visitations to the above sites to make an appointment should occur no earlier than February 1. It is recommended that you call prior to your visit to ensure the site will be open and able to provide tax preparation services.

One change to note for this year is that tax preparation will not be done while you wait. You will set up an appointment at the site you wish to visit to meet with an intake coordinator who will review your documents to make sure you have everything necessary. These will then be scanned and sent to a preparer who will do the return from their home. As a quality control check, returns will be reviewed by a second preparer. When the return is ready, you will be contacted to make another appointment to review the return and file it.

AARP has a website to provide tax assistance.

IRS Tax Assistance

The IRS has a tax assistance tool through its website.

College of DuPage Tax Assistance

College of DuPage VITA program is offering a virtual experience for tax assistance beginning in early February. Virtual VITA means there will be no customers on-site this year, instead, they communicate with you virtually via email, phone, or text.  Sign up here. 

Phone Numbers for Tax Questions

Federal - 800/829-1040

  • Individual Returns
  • Teletax Information Line, Refund Status, and Recorded Information
  • Business Returns
  • Forms and Publications

State - 800/732-8866

  • Illinois Tax Returns (Monday - Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.)
  • Forms and Publications

Local - 630/493-5291 for information.

To make an appointment, call 844/445-5640. The local office is located at 2001 Butterfield Road in Downers Grove. They do not take walk-ins. You must make an appointment before you visit.