Tax Preparation

Get Ready to File your Income Taxes

York County Libraries has the most-requested tax information linked below. Contact a licensed tax professional with specific questions. Need help filing? Click to find tax preparation assistance near you

Your library can print additional tax forms upon request for a fee. A double-sided sheet is two pages’ worth of printing.

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Forms and Instructions

Federal IRS Tax Forms & Instructions

2020 Federal tax forms and instruction books are available in limited supply at various YCL locations, available until supplies run out.

Federal tax returns are due by midnight, April 15, 2021. The Federal tax filing date has been changed to May 17, 2021 at midnight. 

For employers, W-2, W-4. and W-9 forms are now available for 2021: 

Pennsylvania Income Tax Forms & Instructions

2020 PA Income Tax forms are not being supplied to libraries.
For preprinted forms, contact your state legislator’s office. Click to find your legislator.

PA tax returns are due by midnight, April 15, 2021. PA Tax returns are now due before midnight, May 17, 2021. 

York/Adams Local Income Tax Forms & Instructions

2020 tax forms available. Local tax returns are due by midnight, April 15, 2021.

Tax Preparation Assistance

AARP

Appointments open to all ages from February 4-April 15, 2021. AARP membership not required.

Free tax preparation assistance available through the Foundation Tax-Aide Program. To start, you’ll need a photo ID & proof of social or ITIN (Individual Taxpayer Identification Number) for anyone listed on the tax return. A copy of your previous year’s tax return is helpful.

AARP Tax-Aide volunteers can prepare most personal income tax returns, including those with basic self-employment income. They are not trained to do business returns such as corporate, partnership, limited partnership, farm income, or rental income.

If you are aged 50 and up, please see the York County Human Services website to find appointments closest to you. They will assist you in scheduling two appointments, 30 minute or less,  with a tax preparer. 

If under 50, click this link to find assistance closest to you. (Site is updated frequently; check back if no appointments available)

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) & Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE)

VITA is a program that offers free tax help to people who make $54,000 or less, have disabilities, or are limited speaking in the English language. The Volunteers at VITA provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to those individuals who qualify. 

TCE provides free tax help for all taxpayers 60 years of age or older. They specialize in answering questions about pensions and retirement related issues. TCE sites are generally operated by the AARP Foundation’s Tax Aide Program.

Find a VITA/TCE volunteer near you at this website (updated frequently): VITA/TCE Locator Tool
Or call: VITA/TCE: 800-906-9887    Wait times may be long

No Social Security Number, but need to file taxes?

You can apply for an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) in-person using the services of an IRS-authorized Certifying Acceptance Agent (CAA). You may contact one of the following IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance partners listed below to schedule an appointment for CAA services. 

Manos Unidas Hispanic American Center
19 West High Street
Gettysburg, PA  17325 
717-334-1498

SpiriTrust Lutheran
1050 Pennsylvania Avenue
York, PA 17404 
717-852-4357

Free Income Tax Filing

You can file your taxes for free after your tax prep is complete.