True, one of spring’s most dreaded chores is filing taxes. Here at Odum Library, we can’t help you prepare your taxes, but we can at least help you obtain the information you need.
Federal forms are available at these links from irs.gov:
- The IRS’s Forms and Publications page offers links to the most popular forms, which are also available in accessible versions. A link to the entire list of forms is available at the bottom of the forms page.
Odum Library also has copies of the most popular forms, instructions, and schedules, located in the Government Documents section of the Reference Area, on the library’s south side 2nd floor.
Georgia forms are a different matter this year. Unfortunately, libraries were not provided with copies from the state, so we do not have Georgia tax forms available. Here are ways to get copies:
- The most popular forms and instructions, including the most often used Form 500 Individual Tax Reform booklet, are available from the Georgia Department of Revenue web site.
- Georgia also has entered into a Free File Alliance with software vendors, allowing state residents to use tax preparation software at free or reduced rates in order to file electronically.
- If you prefer, you can request State of Georgia tax forms by calling the forms order line at 1-877-423-6711, option #2, then option #6.
If you are seeking free assistance preparing your taxes, you can consult these Valdosta community resources:
1. Senior Citizens Center
1360 E. Park Avenue
Every Tuesday from 9-4, starting Feb. 4th
Age 50 and over, only
Call for appointment: 259-5469
2. Trinity Presbyterian Church
3501 Bemiss Rd./North Oak St. Ext.
Thursdays, 9-4, starting Feb. 6th
3. IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA)
For individuals who make $50,000 and less
Call 1-888-227-7669 for locations and times.