Ellsworth Public Library

2021 Tax Preparation Information


AARP is offering limited services this year at other locations and appointments may not be available.  

Southwest Harbor Public Library

Southwest Harbor Public Library is offering tax appointments on Tuesdays.  Please visit their website for more information.

CA$H Maine

  • If you, or your household, made $57,000 or less in 2020, get your income taxes prepared for free by IRS-certified volunteer tax preparers.

  • Once you receive tax statements from all income received in 2020, contact one of the CA$H Coalitions for FREE tax preparation.

  • For more information: https://www.cashmaine.org/free-tax-prep/

Free Online Tax Preparation

  • My Free Taxes

    • www.myfreetaxes.com

    • My Free Taxes is a free online tax filing service provided by United Way and H&R Block

    • Document upload can be completed with a smartphone

  • Get Your Refund

    • https://www.getyourrefund.org/maine

    • GetYourRefund.org is a non-profit service built by Code for America in partnership with IRS-certified Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites nationally.

    • GetYourRefund.org provides this free service by partnering with IRS-certified Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites to provide tax filing assistance to families earning less than $66,000 a year. Trained, IRS-certified volunteers will prepare and double-check your tax return to make sure it is correct before filing.

  • IRS Free File

    • https://www.irs.gov/filing/free-file-do-your-federal-taxes-for-free

    • The IRS Free File Program is a public-private partnership between the IRS and many tax preparation and filing software industry leaders who provide their brand-name products for free. It provides two ways for taxpayers to prepare and file their federal income tax online for free:

      • Traditional IRS Free File provides free online tax preparation and filing options on IRS partner sites. IRS partners are online tax preparation companies that develop and deliver this service at no cost to qualifying taxpayers. Please note, only taxpayers whose adjusted gross income (or AGI) is $72,000 or less qualify for any IRS Free File partner offers.

      • Free File Fillable Forms are electronic federal tax forms you can fill out and file online for free. If you choose this option, you should know how to prepare your own tax return. Please note, it is the only IRS Free File option available for taxpayers whose income (AGI) is greater than $72,000.

Federal Tax Forms

We have some federal tax forms available in the periodicals area in the library. Please stop by to pick one up, or call the library to schedule a curbside pickup appointment.

  • The IRS distributes the 1040 and 1040-SR booklet with following schedules

    • Schedule 1: Additional Income and Adjustments to Income

    • Schedule 2: Additional Taxes

    • Schedule 3: Additional Credits and Payments

    • Schedule LEP: Request for Change in Language Preference

  • Patrons who need additional schedules, instructions, or forms may:

    *Please note: The 1040 form was redesigned in 2018 and there is no longer a 1040-EZ or 1040-A

Maine Tax Forms

Maine Revenue Service does NOT furnish libraries with 1040ME tax forms.