Tax Answers

IRS & Library Help | Free Tax Prep Clinics | Resources

The Internal Revenue Service is recommending that taxpayers take steps now to learn about changes that could affect their ability to timely file their 2017 tax returns and get their refunds as quickly as possible. Visit the IRS here for more information.

IRS & Library Help

Federal and state tax forms and publications can be printed out at all branches. The state government no longer provides print copies of forms and publications to the library for distribution. State forms and publications may be found online here. The federal government gives us a limited selection of print forms. For a full range of federal forms and publications:

  • IRS.gov/Forms - to view and download
  • IRS.gov/orderforms - to order tax products to be delivered by mail
  • 1-800-829-3676 - to order tax products to be delivered by mail

The Internal Revenue Service is recommending that taxpayers take steps now to learn about changes that could affect their ability to timely file their 2017 tax returns and get their refunds as quickly as possible. Visit the IRS here for more information, or try one of these links:

  • Let Us Help You page helps answer most tax questions
  • IRS Services Guide 
  • IRS.gov/account gives secure access information about your federal tax account.  You can view the amount you owe, pay online or set up an online payment agreement; access your tax records online; review the past 18 months of payment history; and view key tax return information for the current year as filed.  Visit IRS.gov/secureaccess to review the required identity authentication process.

The Law Library at Fredericksburg Branch of the Central Rappahannock Regional Library has legal information on taxes, especially of interest to tax attorneys. Please call 540-372-1144 for more information.


Free Tax Prep Clinics at the Library

Bring your social security cards, photo IDs, last year's return, and all necessary forms and receipts (W2, 1099, 1095–A, etc.), child care provider's ID number, amount of any other income or economic stimulus payments if received, and bank routing and account numbers if requesting direct deposit.

AARP Tax Aid Clinics

IRS–trained volunteers will help prepare simple tax returns. Appointments required, but some limited walk-ins may be accepted. Call the branch for an appointment.

  • Howell Branch
    806 Lyons Boulevard, Fredericksburg, VA 22406
    Appointment required. Some walk-in spaces available.
  • Salem Church Branch
    2607 Salem Church Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22407
    Appointment required. Some walk-in spaces available.
  • Snow Branch
    8740 Courthouse Road, Spotsylvania, VA 22553
    Appointment required. Some walk-in spaces available.  

United Way Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Clinics

Eligibility for the clinic is a maximum income of $66,000, regardless of family size. No appointments needed. For more information on eligibility and all area EITC clinics, visit rappahannockunitedway.org or call 540–373–0041.


Resources

  • IRS Forms and Publications Download forms and instructions for the present year back to 1990. Adobe Acrobat Reader is freely available to download and use for viewing and printing documents. You may also read lengthy publications online if you desire. Files may be searched by keyword. Some of the more popular forms are available in a "fill-in" version. This page also links to states' tax sites and electronic filing options. Check the IRS News and Events page for more information.
  • AARP Online Tax Counseling The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) provides information to help you complete your federal tax return. The site offers frequently asked questions and an opportunity to ask questions of trained volunteers.
  • Virginia Department of Taxation Individuals are encouraged to file electronically using iFile. You can find Virginia tax forms from 1995-present online. Answers to frequently-asked questions and forms for businesses and estates can be found on the department's homepage. You may also request that forms be mailedTax Answers to your home, or download them in Adobe portable document format (.pdf) from home or in the library. Otherwise, forms are not being mailed out.
  • Spotsylvania County Office of the Commissioner of the Revenue Information about taxes is available through the Commissioner of the Revenue. Spotsylvania residents can pay their personal property taxes, real estate taxes, and other county bills online using their credit cards.
  • Stafford County, Office of the Treasurer This site has information about other county regulations. Stafford residents can pay their personal property and real estate taxes online.
  • Westmoreland County, Taxes Tax tables for real estate, machinery & tools, motor vehicles, sales & use, and public utilities.
  • City of Fredericksburg Office of the Commissioner of the Revenue Information about taxes is available through the Commissioner of the Revenue's office.
  • Tax Policy Center Provides timely, accessible analysis and facts about tax policy to policymakers, journalists, citizens, and researchers via tax fact sheets and analysis.
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