Tax Resources

Tax Forms at the Library - 2018

The Newton Public Library receives a limited supply of federal 1040 tax forms and instruction booklets. These are made available to the public on a first come, first serve basis. Tax forms generally arrive at the Library in late January or early February. Please note, the state no longer provides the Library with printed Iowa tax forms. 

Federal tax forms may also be printed from the IRS website, using library computers. The charge for printing and copying documents at the Library is $0.10 per page for a black and white copy, or $0.50 per page for color.

Federal Tax Forms

The IRS encourages taxpayers to submit their taxes online and makes all IRS tax forms from the current and previous years available through their website.

Following the most expansive tax law changes in 30 years, the IRS created a shorter, simpler Form 1040 for the 2019 tax season. The new Form 1040 will replace the current Form 1040 as well as the Form 1040A and the Form 1040EZ. The new Form 1040 uses a "building block" approach, in which the tax return is reduced to a single form. That form can be supplemented with additional schedules if needed. Taxpayers with straightforward tax situations would only need to file this new 1040 with no additional schedules.

IRS Website - Includes all IRS forms, instructions, and publications

IRS Forms & Instructions - Direct link to the current forms and instructions

IRS File Online - Direct link to file your federal taxes

Federal income tax forms may also be requested by phone (to be mailed to you) by calling  1-800-829-3676 (1-800-TAX-FORM), Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time.

Order Forms: 1-800-829-3676 (1-800-TAX-FORM)
Information: 1-800-829-1040 (1-800-TAX-1040)

Iowa State Tax Forms

The Iowa Department of Revenue encourages taxpayers to submit their taxes online and makes all state tax forms from the current year available through their website. The State of Iowa is no longer automatically sending individual tax booklets to your home.

Iowa Department of Revenue - State of Iowa tax website

Iowa File Online - Direct link to file your state taxes

Order Forms: 1-800-532-1531
Information: 281-3114 or 1-800-367-3388

Additional Tax Assistance

There are several organizations that provide tax assistance in the area. Many of these programs require or strongly recommend making an appointment in advance. Please contact the organization directly for additional information about their services.

AARP Tax-Aide - AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free, individualized tax preparation for low-to moderate-income taxpayers, especially those 50 and older - at more than 5,000 locations nationwide

United Way VITA program - Individuals and families with a combined income under $58,000 in one year qualify to receive free tax preparation through VITA. The VITA program has four central Iowa sites.

Jasper County RSVP Tax Assistance - Free tax help for low and middle income taypayers, with special attention given to those age 60 and older. Service points located at DMACC Newton Campus and the Colfax Public Library. Appointment required. 

Common Federal Tax Forms - 2018

Form Number Description
1040 U.S. Individual Income Tax Return
Instructions & Tax Tables 1040 Instructions for 2018. Includes 2018 tax tables.
Schedule 1 Have additional income, such as capital gains, unemployment compensation, prize or award money, gambling winnings. Have any deductions to claim, such as student loan interest deduction, self-employment tax, educator expenses.
Schedule 2 Owe AMT or need to make an excess advance premium tax credit repayment.
Schedule 3 Can claim a nonrefundable credit other than the child tax credit or the credit for other dependents, such as the foreign tax credit, education credits, general business credit.
Schedule 4 Owe other taxes, such as self-employment tax, household employment taxes, additional tax on IRAs or other qualified retirement plans and tax-favored accounts.
Schedule 5 Can claim a refundable credit other than the earned income credit, American opportunity credit, or additional child tax credit. Have other payments, such as an amount paid with a request for an extension to file or excess social security tax withheld.
Schedule 6 Have a foreign address or a third party designee other than your paid preparer.

Common Iowa State Tax Forms - 2018

Form Number Title
IA 1040 Iowa Individual Income Tax Return
IA 4010 (Schedule A) Iowa Itemized Deductions
2018 IA 1040 Tax Tables Iowa 1040 Tax Tables - 2018