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Income Tax Info: 2021

Forms and information for the 2020 tax year, which begins Feb. 12, 2021

The Internal Revenue Service and the Illinois Department of Revenue will begin accepting 2020 individual income tax returns on Friday, February 12, 2021. The deadline to file is April 15, 2021.

Print or request tax forms

Federal Forms

All forms and instructions are available for download or by mail directly from the IRS. Order at www.irs.gov/forms-instructions or call 1-800-829-3676. Select forms and instructions are available for pickup from the library. See below.

DESCRIPTION FORM INSTRUCTIONS
Form 1040 – U.S. Individual Income Tax Return (+ Inst 1040 – Instructions) REQUEST FOR PICKUP REQUEST FOR PICKUP
Form 1040-SR – U.S. Tax Return for Seniors (+ Inst 1040-SR – Instructions) REQUEST FOR PICKUP REQUEST FOR PICKUP
Schedule A – Itemized Deductions REQUEST FOR PICKUP REQUEST FROM IRS
Schedule B – Interest and Ordinary Dividends REQUEST FOR PICKUP REQUEST FROM IRS
Schedule C – Profit or Loss from Business (Sole Proprietorship) REQUEST FOR PICKUP REQUEST FROM IRS
Schedule D – Capital Gains and Losses REQUEST FOR PICKUP REQUEST FROM IRS
Schedule E – Supplemental Income and Loss REQUEST FOR PICKUP REQUEST FROM IRS
Schedule EIC – Earned Income Credit REQUEST FOR PICKUP n/a
Schedule H – Household Employment Taxes REQUEST FOR PICKUP REQUEST FROM IRS
Schedule SE – Self-Employment Tax REQUEST FOR PICKUP REQUEST FROM IRS
Schedule 8812 – Additional Child Tax Credit REQUEST FOR PICKUP REQUEST FROM IRS
Schedule 1 - Additional Income and Adjustments to Income REQUEST FOR PICKUP INCLUDED IN
INST 1040 AND 1040-SR
Schedule 2 – Additional Taxes REQUEST FOR PICKUP INCLUDED IN
INST 1040 AND 1040-SR
Schedule 3 – Additional Credits and Payments REQUEST FOR PICKUP INCLUDED IN
INST 1040 AND 1040-SR
Pub 17 – Tax Guide 2020 for Individuals
A federal form not listed here CONTACT THE LIBRARY or REQUEST BY MAIL FROM THE IRS

Illinois Forms

Forms for the 2020 filing year will be available soon on the Illinois Department of Revenue website or by calling 1-800-356-6302. Some forms and instructions are available for pickup from the library. See below.

DESCRIPTION FORM INSTRUCTIONS
IL-1040 – Individual Income Tax Return (+ IL 1040 – Instructions)  REQUEST FOR PICKUP REQUEST FROM IL REVENUE
Schedule ICR – Illinois Credits REQUEST FOR PICKUP REQUEST FROM IL REVENUE
Schedule IL-E/EIC  – Illinois Exemption and Earned Income Credit REQUEST FOR PICKUP REQUEST FROM IL REVENUE
Schedule IL-WIT – Illinois Income Tax Withheld REQUEST FOR PICKUP REQUEST FROM IL REVENUE
An Illinois form not listed here CONTACT THE LIBRARY or REQUEST A COPY FROM THE IDOR

 

 

File your taxes online

Due to mail delays and IRS staffing issues, processing paper tax returns could take 6–8 weeks or longer. Taxpayers are encouraged to file electronically. You will usually receive your refund within 3 weeks of the date when the IRS receives your return, even faster if you elect to have it directly deposited into your checking or savings account.

Federal

VISIT Electronic Filing Options for Individuals on the IRS website

Illinois

VISIT MyTaxIllinois
 

 

Get help with taxes

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

VISIT Interactive Tax Assistant on the IRS website

CALL toll-free, Monday–Friday, 7 AM–7 PM CDT

individuals: 800-829-1040

hearing impaired: 800-829-4059 TDD

businesses: 800-829-4933

Illinois Department of Revenue

VISIT illinois.gov

CALL Monday–Friday, 8 AM–5 PM

individuals: 800-732-8866 or 1-217-782-3336

hearing impaired: 800-544-5304 TDD

businesses and tax professionals: 217-524-4772

IRS Help for Qualifying Individuals 

The IRS offers free basic tax return preparation for lower income, disabled, and limited–English speaking taxpayers. They also provide free tax help for age 60+ with questions about pensions and retirement-related issues.

VISIT Free Tax Return Preparation for Qualifying Taxpayers on the IRS website

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide 

Free, individualized tax preparation for low-to moderate-income taxpayers — especially those age 50 and older. Tax-Aide appointments this year will be conducted online. Click on the link below to make an appointment.

VISIT AARP Foundation Tax-Aide

Books on taxes from the library