2019 Tax Filing Season is here. Click here to visit the IRS online and see what you can do to get ready.

The Internal Revenue Services (IRS) provides online tax products and services for taxpayers with disabilities. Click here to access Large Print, “Talking Forms,” tax-related videos in English and American Sign Language, and more.

The Tax Withholding Estimator offers taxpayers a more user-friendly, step-by-step tool for tailoring the amount of income tax they have withheld from wages and pension payments. More people with certain tax situations can use this tool than before, such as retirees and self-employed individuals. The newly designed (2019), mobile-friendly tool has plain language throughout to improve comprehension, and several new functions. You can learn more about key improvements in the attached materials.The IRS urges taxpayers to check their withholding each year and adjust it, if needed, to avoid tax filing surprises. 

Recent Tax Law Changes for Taxpayers Who Itemize
Legislation enacted on Dec. 20, 2019 affects some individual tax returns that taxpayers will file for 2020. This primarily affects taxpayers who claim:

  • the itemized deduction for mortgage insurance, if they pay mortgage insurance premiums.
  • the itemized deduction for medical and dental expenses.

The IRS will update the Tax Withholding Estimator to reflect these changes. Until then, if a taxpayer includes these expenses in the estimator and applies the estimator’s recommendation, their withholding may be slightly higher than needed. This means they would have a larger refund or owe less tax for 2020 than if they check and adjust their withholding after the update.

Taxpayers who plan to claim any of these deductions may want to check their withholding again after the IRS updates the Tax Withholding Estimator.

The IRS provides libraries with common Federal tax forms and publications such as:

    • Form 1040 and Instructions
    • Form 1040 EZ
    • MA Resident State Forms
    • Federal Forms

Other Massachusetts forms can be obtained online. Telephone help is available from the Andover IRS office at 978 474–5549, and IRS Telephone Assistance 1 800 829–1040. Library staff are not able to provide tax help.

Below are some links to state and federal forms you may need:

Get Free Tax Prep Help

The IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs offer free tax help for taxpayers who qualify. Click here for more information.

Tax Deadlines

The due date for filing 2019 state and federal personal income tax returns is Wednesday, April 15, 2020. Taxpayers who are unable to meet their income tax filing deadlines may apply for automatic six months extensions of time to file Massachusetts personal income tax returns.
Additional tax filing information from the Massachusetts Department of Revenue