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Tax Forms & Information

Resources Available at Harford County Public Library

HCPL staff welcome the opportunity to assist customers in finding tax forms and instructions on the federal and Maryland state tax websites and other state tax websites.

Maryland and federal income tax forms may be downloaded and printed using library computers.  Reproducible Federal income tax forms for the current tax year may be available later in the tax season and may be photocopied at the library.  The print and photocopy charge at the library is $0.25 per page.  Please note that paper copies of State of Maryland tax forms,  instructions and multiple copies of paper copies of Federal IRS forms are not available at the Library. 
Find Library locations and hours.

If a particular form cannot be located, please ask for help at the Information Desk.

Our libraries have reference and circulating books to help with preparing either personal or business income tax forms. For a list of tax related materials owned by the library search the Harford County Public Library catalog, type "tax", "income tax" or "small business taxation" or similar keyword into the search box.

Harford County Public Library staff cannot provide tax advice. Information and links are offered only as a convenience and Harford County Public Library is not responsible for content.

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Federal Income Tax Forms

Get Federal forms, instructions and publications:
by phone 1-800-829-FORM (3676) Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. May take 2 weeks for delivery.
by TTY/TDD 1-800-829-4059 Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
by mail through the IRS web form
by visiting the local Baltimore IRS office
Internal Revenue Service Forms and Publications are available online to download.

Federal Income Tax Information

Ask the Internal Revenue Service your tax question:
by phone 1-800-829-1040, Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. local time

Face-to-Face Tax Information in Baltimore
If you need to resolve a tax problem, have questions about how the tax law applies to your individual tax return, or you're more comfortable talking with someone in person, visit the IRS Taxpayer Assistance Center in downtown Baltimore, Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. No appointment is necessary - just walk in. If you prefer, you may call 443-853-6000 to learn about available and alternate services, and to reschedule appointments with IRS personnel. If you have an ongoing, complex tax account problem or a special need, such as a disability, an appointment may be requested. All other issues will be handled without an appointment. Multilingual assistance is available in every office. by TDD 1-800-829-4059, Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. local time

Taxpayer Advocate Service
31 Hopkins Plaza, Room 940
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
443-853-6000 or 1-877-777-4778; TTY/TDD: 1-800-829-4059.
Offers free, independent, and confidential tax assistance to individual taxpayers and businesses unable to resolve their tax problems through normal channels or individuals experiencing a hardship.

Internal Revenue Service Home Page
Information for individuals and businesses and access to online forms, instructions and publications

Publication 15 (Circular E) Employer's Tax Guide

Small Business and Self-Employed Tax Center
Find it Fast! Know what you're looking for and want to find it fast? Select business topics using our A-Z listing, or by business type such as sole proprietor, corporation, etc. We also provide links to major business subjects, such as Business Expenses, which provides a gateway to all related information on that subject.

Industries/Professions Tax Centers
These centers provide a wealth of information for topics such as tax tips, financial resources, forms, publications and educational materials.

The IRS Video Portal - Small Business Video and Audio Presentations
contains video and audio presentations on topics of interest to small businesses, individuals and tax professionals.

Webinars for Tax Practitioners
The IRS broadcasts webinars on a variety of subjects aimed at educating tax professionals on issues affecting them and their clients. The webinars are free and often offer continuing education (CE) credit for enrolled agents.

Webinars for Small Businesses
The IRS broadcasts webinars on a variety of subjects aimed at educating tax professionals on issues affecting them and their clients. The webinars are free and often offer continuing education (CE) credit for enrolled agents.

Tax Information for Businesses
Tax Information for Individuals
Tax Information for Members of the United States Armed Forces
EO Select Check lists organizations eligible to receive tax-deductible charitable contributions.
Small Business Taxes
Official link to tax information created by the United States government for businesses. Assists businesses in meeting their tax responsibilities by linking to forms, information, programs and services.
United States Internal Revenue Code
from the Legal Information Institute, Cornell University Law School Searchable access to the Internal Revenue Code.

Income Tax Form Preparation Assistance

Internal Revenue Service's Taxpayer Assistance Centers
Federal tax return preparation assistance is available if you qualify. Visit a Taxpayer Assistance Center for an appointment. If a same-day appointment is not available, a future appointment will be made within 5 business days. Other services provided

    Baltimore Office
    31 Hopkins Plaza, Room G700
    Baltimore, Maryland 21201
    Monday - Friday - 8:30 a m - 4:30 p m

The IRS offers live telephone assistance is available by calling 1-800-829-1040, or (TDD # 1-800-829-4059) from Monday to Friday, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. local time. When calling, you may ask questions to help you prepare your tax return, or ask about a notice you have received.
Live telephone assistance is also available for businesses.

Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service
Call 410-547-6537, Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Volunteers assist low-income individuals on matters involving tax disputes with the IRS, tax audits, or back taxes. Not a walk-in service.

Tax-Aide Program by AARP
Offers free volunteer-run federal tax assistance from February 1 through the middle of April for low- and middle-income taxpayers, with special attention to those 60 and over. Sites are operated on an appointment basis. Offers online federal tax assistance year-round. If you have a question, please use AARP's Online Tax Assistance form to ask your Federal tax question through the AARP website. You can contact AARP Tax-Aide by phone at 888-OUR-AARP (888-687-2277).

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA)
by Internal Revenue Service
Offers free tax help for low to moderate-income (generally $49,000 and below) people who cannot prepare their own tax returns. Certified volunteers sponsored by various organizations prepare basic tax returns in communities across the country. VITA sites are generally located at community and neighborhood centers, schools, shopping malls, and other convenient locations. Most locations also offer free electronic filing. To locate the nearest VITA site, call 1-800-906-9887.

Maryland Income Tax Information

To get Maryland forms and instructions:

For Cecil and Harford County:
Upper Chesapeake Corporate Center
103 Chesapeake Blvd, Suite D
Elkton, MD 21921-6313

Online forms and instructions can be downloaded :

Other Harford County and Maryland Taxes

Harford County Tax Rates and other related information

Comptroller of Maryland
Find out about personal and business, estate, sales and use taxes. Many online services available for filing personal and business taxes and finding unclaimed property.

County Tax Rates
from Maryland State Department of Assessment and Taxation
Current and prior years' property tax rate in each county, transfer and recordation tax rates.

Homeowners' and Renters' Tax Credits
Information and application forms to help low-income homeowners and renters to limit the amount that they must pay in property taxes. An application is routinely sent to homeowners who were recipients of a tax credit in the previous year. Applications can be downloaded using the link above or are available as of February each year at the local assessment offices and at Harford County Public Library, or by calling the Tax Credits Telephone Service at 1-800-944-7403 (Toll Free). Email a request for an application to: Tax Credits Division

Maryland Tax and Assessments Information
by the Maryland State Department of Assessment and Taxation
Access to forms, rates, assessment information for private property owners and for personal property of businesses, the assessment appeals process, and more.

Other States' Tax Forms

Federation of Tax Administrators
Links to state tax forms and tax agency web sites.

Property Assessment

Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT)
Property tax bills are issued in July/August of each year by the 24 counties and the 155 incorporated municipalities (cities) in Maryland. The amount of the tax bill is determined by two factors: (1) the assessment; (2) the property tax rate. Assessments are based on the fair market value of the property and are issued by the Department of Assessments and Taxation, an agency of State government. Property tax rates are set by each unit of government - the State, counties, and cities.

Harford County Department of the Treasury
Address all questions and inquiries about real property assessments in Harford County to the Supervisor of Assessments in this office.

Harford County Residential Reassessment Areas map
Schedule of next reassessment and areas to be covered.

Business Data Search
Records (both foreign and domestic) of corporations, limited liability companies, limited liability partnerships, limited partnerships, limited liability limited partnerships, and trade names for
businesses. Database has entity names, principal offices and resident agents, taxable personal property assessment information, and more. It also maintains records on the filing of security interests (Uniform Commercial Code also called UCC filings).

Homeowner's Guide to Property Taxes and Assessments
Maryland law requires that all property be assessed and taxed uniformly. This excellent guide
explains the entire process.
Property Tax Credits and Exemption Information

Real Property Data Search
Obtain ownership and value information about real property in Maryland from this database, as well as sales of real property from 1996 to the present. Searchable by address, map, property account Identification, and property sales.
Valuable resource for homeowners and businesses. Find current and prior year's property tax, transfer and recordation tax rates. Explains Constant Yield Tax Rate, assessment appeal process, rights of property owner, and more.

General Resources

H and R Block Tax Tips and Calculators
Includes tax preparation resources, tax law changes, tax calculators and more.

J.K. Lasser
Provides tax tips and resources.

TurboTax Free Tax Calculators and Tax Tips
Provides tax tips and resources.