Press Release - Detail
For immediate release Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017
CONTACT: Roy L. Williams                                
Director of Public Relations             
Birmingham Public Library                          
Phone: (205) 226-3746 cell (205) 568-0067                        

Free tax prep assistance and forms available at the Birmingham Public Library

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -As a service to the community, the Birmingham Public Library provides some copies of current federal and Alabama tax forms, instructions, and publications. The following forms/booklets are available at most library locations: Federal - 1040, 1040A, and 1040EZ forms only; State - 40 and 40NR forms and instruction booklets. Please call the library location to make sure that the form(s) you need is available. All other forms and instructions can be found online at
 Currently the Government Documents Department at the Central Library has federal forms and booklets for 1040A and 1040Z; and just forms for 1040. Alabama state forms and booklets are expected to arrive in February. See details about the tax forms and free tax assistance available at the link below:
 Also, Impact America is offering free tax preparation assistance at various BPL locations for households earning up to $53,000 with one or more children in the home, or $20,000 without children in the home. You must call 1-888-99-TAX-AL (1-888-998-2925) for an appointment; no walk-ins will be assisted. For information on scheduling an appointment and what documents you need to bring with you, visit
Services are provided by IRS-certified Volunteer Tax Preparers from local colleges in the cities where our tax sites are located. Impact Alabama is sponsored by SaveFirst. The libraries in Birmingham serving as host sites for free tax prep assistance are as follows (remember to call Impact America for details and to register, not the BPL location):

West End Branch Library
January 20-March 4
Mondays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Fridays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Smithfield Branch Library (TBA)
Springville Road Regional Branch Library (TBA)
Woodlawn Branch Library (TBA)

For additional information about the programs and services of the Birmingham Public Library, visit our website at and be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter @BPL. The mission of Birmingham Public Library is to provide the highest quality library service to our citizens for life-long learning, cultural enrichment, and enjoyment. This system—with 19 locations and serving the community for 130 years—is one of the largest library systems in the southeast.
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