January 2014

Services · Tax Assistance

Looking for copies of federal, state, or local tax forms? Need tax planning guides? The Library has a wide range of resources that can help answer these questions—and more.

Tax Forms

Main Library

The Information and Reference Department has current copies of many federal individual tax forms, either for free distribution or for photocopying. In addition to federal forms, the department distributes State of Ohio and State of Indiana tax forms. City of Cincinnati tax forms are available online. Most tax forms are for individuals, but selected forms for corporations, small businesses, and non-profit organizations are also available.


During tax season, selected copies of current tax forms are available for both reproduction and free distribution at all branch libraries.

Customers may also use the free Internet access at all 41 library locations to access all federal, state, and local tax forms and publications available online. Additional tax websites are listed in the Taxes subject area of the Library’s Government Resources webpage.

Free Tax Assistance: AARP Service

The Library offers free tax assistance from American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) volunteers. The AARP service takes place on Fridays from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. from January 30 – April 10 in Room 3B of the Main Library. AARP assistance is also available on Wednesdays from 12:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. from February 4 – April in the Meeting Room of the North Central Branch Library. The service is for taxpayers 50 and over. For these taxpayers, volunteers will also assist in State of Ohio returns. Returns prepared by AARP volunteers are filed electronically.

AARP tax assistance is by appointment only. For details or to schedule an appointment, call 513-369-6900. Walk-ins will not be accepted.


Call (513-369-6900) or email the Information and Reference Department and a librarian will be happy to assist you!

Tax Forms

Tax Planning Guides

The Information and Reference Department owns a variety of sources for guidance on tax planning and tax form preparation. Many branches may also have copies of these titles, which are published annually.