Tax season is here, and your PLS branch libraries are ready to help you find the resources you need to file your taxes. This year, federal and state taxes must be filed by Tuesday, June 15, 2021. The filing date has been extended for all 77 Oklahoma counties due to the February winter storm. 

Each of the 12 PLS branches is equipped to help you locate, download, and print your federal or state tax forms. Library cardholders may file their taxes online from library computers, but library staff is not trained to answer tax-related questions or work in the actual preparation of forms.

PLS, in partnership with Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, created a virtual program to provide up-to-date information about common tax questions for 2020 titled Covid Update: Personal Income Tax Updates for 2020.

Please note:

  • Some branches will have a supply of the most requested IRS federal tax forms, but quantities and types are limited.
  • Branches will print tax forms for free. Standard charges for printing or photocopying apply to tax booklets. Black and white prints or copies are $0.15 per page. Color prints or copies are $0.30 per page.
  • Branches are unable to install personal tax software onto library computers.

Use the following information to find Oklahoma and federal tax forms online and other tax assistance resources:

Oklahoma   OK Tax Forms

Oklahoma Tax Commission has not made state forms available to libraries for distribution this year.

Downloadable copies of Oklahoma tax forms can be found on the Oklahoma Tax Commission Website. Current forms for Individuals can be found on the Income Tax Forms page.

To download a form:

  1. Click the appropriate category, such as Individuals or Business, on the Oklahoma Tax Commission page.
    • For Individuals, click Income Tax, then Forms & Packets from the next page. 
    • For Businesses, choose Forms and Publications, and then choose your category.
  2. The site will redirect you to a menu of downloadable forms.
  3. Select the form that is appropriate for your needs, and click on its name.
  4. The form will open in printable PDF format. Before attempting to view PDF files, be sure you have Adobe Reader on your computer. You can download a free copy of Adobe Reader from Adobe's website.

If you choose to complete the form on your computer before printing it out, be sure to print out two copies, as your information will not be saved.

Note: According to the OK Tax Commission, anyone who received a mailed OK tax booklet last year will receive one this year. The IRS tax filing online does not go live until after Jan. 31st, so please do not try to file before that date.

To file electronically, try Oklahoma E-File. If your income is below a certain amount, you may qualify to file electronically free of charge using Free File.

Federal   Federal Tax Forms

Downloadable copies of federal tax forms can be found at the Internal Revenue Service website. Current forms can be found on the Forms and Publications page.

To download a form:

  1. Click its number on the Forms and Publications page.
  2. The form will open in printable PDF format. Before attempting to view PDF files, be sure you have Adobe Reader on your computer. You can download a free copy of Adobe Reader from Adobe's website.

To file electronically, use IRS E-File. If your income is below a certain amount, you may qualify to file electronically free of charge using Free File.

 

FEDERAL TAX HELP

Free tax preparation sites: irs.treasury.gov/freetaxprep
Interactive Tax Assistant: irs.gov/uac/Interactive-Tax-Assistant-(ITA)-1
Electronic Filing PIN Help: irs.gov/Individuals/Electronic-Filing-PIN-Request
FAFSA: fafsa.ed.gov
Track your refund: irs.gov/Refunds 

Online Tax Filing

Taxpayers are encouraged to file online this year. Below are good sites to use:

Online Taxes, Inc.

  • Free Federal and State tax returns if Adjusted Gross Income is $72,000 or less
  • Valid for all ages
  • Questions will be answered by Volunteer Income Tax Assistant (VITA) Site Coordinators
    • Do you have any questions about your return? Our certified tax coaches can help!
    • Contact us via Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    • Assistors will be answering questions Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    • Responses provided within 24 hours operation days

IRS Free File

  • Free for taxpayers if Adjusted Gross Income is $72,000 or less
  • Program is a partnership between the IRS and many tax preparation and filing software industry leaders who provide their brand-name products for free.
  • You will provide simple info and be shown tax companies that you can use to file. 
  • All companies will file federal taxes for free but may not file state taxes for free, so choose carefully.

Oklahoma E-File

  • Provides information on ways to file your state taxes electronically.

Oklahoma Free File

  • If your income is below a certain amount, you may qualify to file state taxes for free using this tool.

Additional Tax Assistance

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, fewer organizations are providing in-person tax assistance. We will update this page as sites provide this information. Below are the sites providing in-person assistance at this time. 

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) and AARP Tax Aide programs coordinate in-person assistance at locations in  Cleveland, McClain, and Pottawatomie Counties. Check these websites to see any updated information. 

Visit the Oklahoma Tax Commission website for a list of tax assistance organizations to help you file taxes and answer tax-related questions.

United Way of Norman 
CSBI Building, 1183 E. Main, Norman
405-701-2009

-Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
Jan. 29 - April 10
Fridays and Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
Walk-ins only. No appointments. Income should be $56,000 or less.

Community Action Agency of Oklahoma City 
Serves residents in Oklahoma and Canadian counties. 
CAA OKC Central Office, 319 SW 25th St., Oklahoma City and
Canadian County Community Center at 203 N. Bickford in El Reno
405-232-0199

-Tax Assistance 
Feb. 2 - April 14
Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 
Offers drop-off, virtual, and in-person services.
In-person by appointment only. Call for in-person appointment.

Tinker AFB Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Office 
Serves active duty military, retirees, and their dependants  
Tinker Air Force Base
Building 1, Door 3 on west side of building
405-739-7754

-VITA Tax Assistance 
Feb. 8 - April 9
Mondays and Tuesdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
Will prepare federal, Oklahoma resident, and Oklahoma non-resident returns.
By appointment only. No walk-ins accepted.