Tax Forms, Books and Resources

The Kansas City Public Library can point you to a variety of resources that can help with tax preparation assistance.

Tax Forms | Free Online Tax Preparation and Filing
AARP and VITA Tax-Aid | Books


Tax Forms

Find and print forms online:

Federal Tax Forms (IRS website)
Missouri Tax Forms (Missouri Department of Revenue)
Kansas Tax Forms (Kansas Department of Revenue)
Kansas City Tax Forms (Kansas City Finance Department)

Paper Forms:

Federal forms are available at:
IRS in Kansas City in Union Station
30 West Pershing Rd., Kansas City, MO 64108
Mon through Fri: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

IRS in Independence
3730 S. Elizabeth Ave.
Mon through Fri: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Missouri State form is available at:
The only walk-in location where you can pick up Missouri tax forms is at the State Office Building at 615 E. 13th St. The office is open 8:00am - 5:00pm, Monday - Friday. If you filed a paper return last year, you should receive paper forms though the mail again this year. If you filed electronically or have not received your forms by now, your two options are to download forms from the Missouri Website or call toll-free 1-800-877-6881.

Kansas City Tax form is available at:
City Hall - Finance Department
3rd Floor
414 E. 12th St.
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

For reproducible tax forms:

The Central Reference desk on the third floor of the Central Library has federal reproducible tax forms.

Free Online Tax Preparation and Filing

As more and more people are opting to use online tax preparation and electronic filing for individual income taxes, the federal government has made it easier than ever to link taxpayers to companies who will provide this as a free service to those who meet certain income guidelines.

Internal Revenue Service

The IRS website has a whole section devoted to what they call Free File. There are links to 15 companies that offer this free service. Be sure to read the Free File FAQs and the Free File Fillable Forms FAQs. Be especially sure to always go through the IRS website to link up to a company to take advantage of this free service.

For the latest news from the IRS on recent changes this tax season such as the annual inflation adjustment, check the New & Events section.

Next Step KC

Next Step KC is a coalition of local businesses and community organizations that support working families in building financial stability. Free income tax preparation is available to taxpayers with income less than $57,000. For additional information about tax preparation days and hours, please call the United Way 2-1-1 or 816-474-5112 after January 1, 2014.

Next Step KC operates over 20 locations in the Kansas City metro area where VITA volunteers are available to assist with income tax preparation.

Kansas City Beehive

The Kansas City Beehive offers free income tax information and filing to metro residents.

The Beehive will help you determine if you're eligible to get money back in taxes through the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). See their FAQ on the EITC.

You can also file your federal and state income taxes online for free if you make under $57,000.

AARP and VITA Tax-Aid

The AARP Tax-Aid program provides free tax preparation and assistance services to low-and middle-income taxpayers, with special attention to those ages 60 and older. VITA provides tax assistance to those families with incomes of $57,000 annually or less. AARP will have volunteers at the Kansas City Public Library Waldo and Southeast branches. VITA will have volunteers at the Kansas City Public Library Trails West and North-East branches. AARP and VITA Tax Assistance can also be found at various locations throughout the Kansas City area.

Please check this page for appointment times and locations. We will post updates as they become available.

Tax Books

The Ernst & Young Tax Guide
By Peter Bernstein

Every Landlord’s Tax Deduction Guide
By Stephen Fishman

J.K. Lasser’s Your Income Tax
By J.K. Lasser Tax Tax Institute