Federal and State Tax Information

In an effort to encourage more taxpayers to file electronically, the IRS and the Illinois Department of Revenue are sending us very limited tax forms and related supplies.  As a result, many tax filers will need to call the IRS or the Illinois Department of Revenue directly to request that forms be mailed or use the website listed below to download forms and/or file electronically. Tax filers are encouraged to plan ahead for tax forms and tax filing needs.

Volunteers from AARP will be at WNPL on Mondays and Fridays, from Mon., Feb. 1 through Mon. Apr. 18, 2016 in Meeting Rooms A&B to offer tax preparation assistance from 9:15 am-12 noon on a first come, first served basis. They are able to prepare both federal and Illinois state taxes.

The following agencies may provide further assistance:

Internal Revenue Service (IRS) - Federal Tax Forms

Taxpayer assistance:1-800-829-1040
IRS Website:http://www.irs.gov
Where's my refund?Refund Tracking Service

Illinois Department of Revenue - Illinois State Tax Forms

Forms hotline:1-800-356-6302
Taxpayer assistance:1-800-732-8866
TDD assistance:1-800-544-5304
Business Hot Line1-217-524-4772
Internet address:http://tax.illinois.gov
Regional office:Maine North Regional Building
9511 Harrison Ave.
Des Plaines, IL 60016-1563
Hours: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
IL sales tax information:http://www.revenue.state.il.us/businesses/taxinformation/sales/rot.htm
IL sales tax rate finder:https://www.revenue.state.il.us/app/trii/

Illinois Benefit Access Program (formerly Circuit Breaker) Information

Effective July 1, 2012, Illinois Cares Rx was terminated and the Circuit Breaker Property Tax Relief Grant was eliminated due to a lack of funding.

The benefits now available are:

  • Seniors Free Transit Ride

  • The Persons with Disabilities Free Transit Ride

  • Secretary of State License Plate Discount

To be determined eligible for these benefits, you must submit a Benefit Access Application on the Internet. Paper applications are not available. The Benefit Access Program is administered by the Illinois Department on Aging.
Internet Address for the Benefit Access Programhttp://www.illinois.gov/aging/BenefitsAccess/Pages/default.aspx
Main office phone number in Springfield, IL1-217-785-3356
Senior Help Line1-800-252-8966 or 1-888-206-1327 (TTY)
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. CST;
Note: Have your Social Security number ready when you call.

Wisconsin and Other States

Wisconsin Department of Revenue Forms and Taxpayer Assistance:1-608-266-2772
Wisconsin Department of Revenue Website:https://www.revenue.wi.gov
Forms and Filing Options for Other States:Federation of State Tax Administrators Website. This page provides links to state tax resources for all 50 states, Washington DC, and Puerto Rico.