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.

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 (February 5 – April 8, 2016) from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. in Room 3B of the Main Library. The service is also available Wednesdays (February 3 – April 6, 2016) from 12:30 - 3:30 p.m at the North Central Branch . Volunteers will also assist with State of Ohio returns. Returns prepared by AARP volunteers are filed electronically.

AARP tax assistance is by appointment only. Registration is required and limited. Please call 369-6900 to determine if the AARP can process your return AND to find out what you will need to bring to your appointment.

Tax Law and Regulation

The complete U.S. Internal Revenue Code is located in Title 26 of the United States Code, available in a paper copy in the Information and Reference Department. The IRS Code is also available online.

The Internal Revenue Service regulations are also available online in Title 26 of the Code of Federal Regulations.


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.