Tax Preparation Help

Tax Help Tax Form Update

Most Federal forms are now available online.

You may print tax forms, 10 pages without charge, at the Main and branch libraries.

Copies of federal instructions can be found online to view or download or to request copies by mail.
Copies may also be requested by calling 1-800-829-3676. This change is the result of significant cuts to the IRS appropriations by Congress.

Federal forms are slowly arriving from the IRS. Booklets (1040, 1040A, 1040EZ) have arrived.  

The Minnesota Department of Revenue no longer provides state tax forms and instructions to libraries.
This is to ensure taxpayers are filing with the most up-to-date tax forms and instructions.
Taxpayers may obtain forms and instructions from the Department of Revenue website or by calling 1-800-652-9094.  



Tax Preparation Help at the Library

Volunteers from UMD will be at the Main Library on the Michigan Street level beginning Saturday, February 4. Their schedule will be:

Mondays:   2 - 7 pm in the Green Room
Saturdays:   10:15 am - 3:30 pm in the Gold Room
The last day the volunteers will be here is Saturday, April 8

There will be no tax help:

Saturday, March 4 - Saturday, March 11 - UMD Spring Break


Bring the following materials to your tax help session:

  • Social Security numbers for everyone listed on the tax return (including children)
  • Birth dates of everyone listed on the tax return
  • Photo I.D.
  • Last year's tax return
  • W-2 forms, 1099 forms and any other taxable and nontaxable income statements or forms
  • Receipts for charitable donations
  • Property taxes paid in 2015 on your home
  • Form 1095-A (if you received one
  • Daycare expenses (include provider's name, address and tax ID or Social Security number)
  • Receipts for purchase of school-related material for K-12 students
  • Form 1098-T for college, technical college or other post-secondary schools
  • Form 1098-E if interest was paid on a student loan
  • Bank account number for direct deposit oof refund
  • RENTERS: Form CRP from your landlord
  • HOMEOWNERS: 2016 property tax bill

This tax preparation help is available to households with incomes under $54,000.

For questions or information regarding the volunteer tax help, please go to or call the UMD Accounting Department Office: 726-7966.

Additional Tax Preparation Help Sites:

UMD volunteers will be also be available in:
Rooms LSBE 134 & 144
Labovitz School of Business & Economics
1318 Kirby Drive

Beginning Saturday, February 4, 2017- Saturday, April 8, 2017
Closed for UMD’s Spring Break, March 4, 2017- March 11, 2017

HOURS: Wednesday, 2:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m., February 8, 15, 22; March 1, 15, 22, 29; April 5

Saturdays, 10:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m., February 4, 11, 18, 25; March 18, 25; April 1, 8



Community Action Duluth is providing tax help Saturday, January 28, 2017 - Monday, April 17, 2017:

Community Action Duluth main office
2424 W. 5th St., Ste. 102
Mondays & Tuesdays, doors open at 4:30 pm
Saturdays, doors open at 8:45 am

Walk-ins only; no appointment necessary.
People may line up 1-2 hours before doors open, so check their Facebook page for realtime updates or be sure to arrive early

Call 218-726-1665 for more information.


If your annual income is less than $64,000 a year, you can file your taxes for free using

PLEASE NOTE: Library staff are not trained to help with tax questions.
Please contact the IRS or the Minnesota Department of Revenue for help from the experts.


Federal and State Offices

IRS - Duluth Office
515 W. 1st St., Federal Bldg. Room 105
Duluth, MN 55802

 Tax Information:

Forms & Publications:

Recorded Tax & Refund Information:

No state return preparation

2016 Tax Season Hours: 
M-F: 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Forms available in lobby.
Web site:

Minnesota Department of Revenue
600 N. Robert St.
St. Paul, MN 55101

For questions about individual income tax, please contact:
     or call: 651-296-3781   or   800-652-9094
     TTY:  Call 711 for Minnesota Relay
Phone Assistance Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m
Web site:

Mail questions to:
     Minnesota Department of Revenue
     Mail Station 5510
     St. Paul, MN 55146

Mail tax returns to:
     Minnesota Individual Income Tax
     St. Paul, MN 55145-0010