Norman Public Library
The Norman Public Library is getting ready for the upcoming income tax season with several features to help out the community.
Each Pioneer Library System hometown library is equipped to help customers locate, download, and print federal or state tax forms.
Income tax forms for both federal and State of Oklahoma filings are available online, and PLS cardholders may access the public computers in any of the system’s branch libraries to print their own tax forms for a per page fee.
Information about Oklahoma state income tax, including how to access forms, can be found at www.tax.ok.gov/.
Federal forms and information may be accessed at www.irs.gov/.
Patrons can pick up the following forms at their hometown library: OK 511 (form and instructions in booklet), OK 511 NR (form and instructions in booklet), 1040, 1040A, 1040EZ, Schedule B, Schedule C, Schedule E, Schedule EIC, and SE (self employment). There are no instruction books yet for federal forms.
Cardholders also may file their taxes online from library computers, although library staff is not trained to answer tax-related questions or work in actual preparation of forms.
However, the library is bringing in community volunteers several days a week to help with tax preparation.
VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) will be offered from 5:30 to 9 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays, beginning Jan. 29 through April 10, in the library’s Computer Training Center.
AARP representatives will be available from 4:45 to 8:45 p.m. on Mondays from Feb. 3 through April 14 in the Computer Training Center to provide tax assistance and answer questions.
For more information, call the library at 701-2600.