Get Help with Your Taxes at CPL

Chicago Public Library offers resources to help you file your income taxes.


This year, there's the single 1040 form again (no 1040A or 1040EZ), and a new version of the 1040 form for seniors (anyone born before January 2, 1955), the 1040-SR form. We expect these forms, and Schedules 1-3, to be available at many CPL locations, but the IRS no longer distributes the Publications, other Schedules or Miscellaneous Forms.

Online versions of most forms and publications are available at If you need to order print copies, go to Order Forms & Publications or call the tax product hotline at (800) 829-3676.

J.K. Lasser's your Income Tax, 2020


Like the IRS, the Illinois Department of Revenue has state tax forms to download and print.

Unlike the IRS, the State offers its own account management program, My Tax Illinois, where taxpayers can file returns, make payments and manage their tax accounts.

Get Help

Free tax help for qualified families and individuals is available.

Tax Prep Chicago connects Chicagoans with tax-filing assistance programs throughout the city.

Selected CPL locations offer tax assistance through LadderUp or the Tax Aide Program from the AARP Foundation: