Freeport Community Library will once again provide the following tax forms for free:

We can also print schedules, instruction booklets, and other tax forms for 10¢ per page.

You also have the option to order federal and state tax forms, instructions and publications you need to complete your 2021 tax return online or by phone from the Internal Revenue Service and the Maine Revenue Service. Or you can use our public computers to review information on the IRS and Maine Revenue sites and print forms.

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE

Federal tax forms are available online at irs.gov or by calling 1-800-829-3676. They will process your order and ship it by U.S. mail when the products become available. Per their website, most products should be available by the end of January 2022.

Federal tax forms for individuals

Order IRS forms by mail

Use the IRS website to order the tax forms, instructions and publications you need to complete your federal 2021 tax return. The IRS will process your order and ship it by U.S. mail when the products become available. Most products should be available by the end of January.

Order IRS information returns (for employers/business owners)

If you are an employer or business and need to order information returns (all series of forms W-2, W-3, W-4, 1096, 1098, 1099, 3921, 5498, and other products), please visit the following page on the IRS website: https://www.irs.gov/businesses/online-ordering-for-information-returns-and-employer-returns

NOTE: Because the IRS processes paper forms by machine (optical character recognition equipment), you cannot file Form 1096 or Copy A of Forms 1097, 1098, 1099, 3921, 3922, or 5498 that you print from the IRS website.

Free File

Almost everyone can file electronically for free. The IRS Free File program, available only through IRS.gov or the IRS2Go app, offers brand-name tax preparation software packages at no cost. The software does all the work of finding deductions, credits and exemptions. It’s free for those with adjusted gross income of $73,000 or less in 2021. Some of the Free File packages also offer free state tax return preparation. Taxpayers comfortable filling out tax forms electronically, can use Free File Fillable Forms, regardless of income, to file their tax returns either by mail or online.

Maine IRS offices

Due to COVID-19, most Maine IRS offices are currently closed. For updates, you can check their website or call the local offices listed below.

  • South Portland office: 207-879-4683
  • Augusta office: 207-480-6095

Track your refund

Taxpayers can check the status of their federal refund using the “Where’s My Refund?” tool. The status is available within 24 hours after the IRS receives their e-filed tax return or up to four weeks after they mailed a paper return. The “Where’s My Refund?” tool updates once every 24 hours, usually overnight, so taxpayers only need to check once a day.

Need help with a federal tax issue?

The Taxpayer Advocate Service is an independent organization within the IRS with the goal to ensure that every taxpayer is treated fairly, and that you know and understand your rights as a taxpayer. They offer free help to guide you through the often-confusing process of resolving tax problems that you haven’t been able to solve on your own. Click here for a brochure about the Taxpayer Advocate Service. Maine’s Local Taxpayer Advocate can be reached at 207-480-6094 or 877-777-4778.

MAINE REVENUE SERVICE

By the end of January, Maine tax forms are available online at maine.gov/revenue or you can order them by calling 207-626-8475.

Maine Revenue phone assistance hours are 9:00 am to 12:00 noon, Monday through Friday (State of Maine holidays excepted). All telephone and email contact information is available at: www.maine.gov/revenue/about/contact. This includes the Taxpayer Service Center at 207-624-9784 and the Property Tax Division at 207-624-5600.

Maine FastFile info

Track your Maine tax refund

FREE TAX PREPARATION

CA$H Maine volunteers will prepare and file your taxes for free. Visit their site or contact Midcoast Maine CA$H via uwcash@uwmcm.org or phone (207-295-6340) for more information.

Due to COVID-19, a number of free tax preparation sites are closed for an undetermined period of time. As we find out more, we will update our website with details.

OTHER ONLINE HELP

AARP Tax-Aide has info about getting tax help (starting February 1 & only by appointment) and resources to help you prepare your own taxes online.

USA.gov Taxes section has links to information about many common tax questions.