Curious about historic income tax data? Check out the Tax Foundation’s Historical U.S. Federal Individual Income Tax Rates & Brackets, 1862-2021.  Click for more information. 

Tax Time Guide
: Important considerations before filing a 2021 tax return

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 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. 

Tips to help taxpayers reduce tax-time stress
COVID Tax Tip 2022-19, February 3, 2022 — Each tax season comes with unique challenges and 2022 is no exception. The IRS wants taxpayers to get the information they need as quickly as possible.

Free IRS programs are here to help taxpayers prepare and file returns
Tax Tip 2022-18, February 2, 2022 — It’s a new tax season. While some things are different, one thing that remains the same is, taxpayers can have their taxes prepared for free through one of two long-standing IRS programs.

Understanding taxpayer rights: The right to pay no more than the correct amount of tax
Tax Tip 2022-17, February 1, 2022 — The IRS is committed to ensuring taxpayers pay no more than the correct amount of tax.

Tax Tip Archive
IRS Tax Tips from January 2011 forward.

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
2021 Income Tax Returns Due April 19, 2022
Personal income tax returns and payments are due April 19, 2022. Visit TIR 20-4 for more information on Tax Filing and Payment Relief for Personal Income and Corporate Excise Taxpayers Affected by COVID-19.

Additional tax filing information from the Massachusetts Department of Revenue