Helpful Tips for Tax Season

As tax season quickly approaches, the Olson Library is ready to help.  To file your federal income tax return, you can use IRS Form 1040A, Form 1040, or Form 1040EZ.

The 1040A is a shorter version of 1040. The 1040EZ is the easiest form to fill out. It is used for single and joint filers with no dependents. This means single people or couples with no children. Each of these forms have specific purposes. If you would like more information on them, visit our website’s tax resources. We offer all online versions of all the IRS forms you could need as well as instructions for each one. These instructions are to help distinguish which form is the right form for each individual.

If you need a general guide to getting the most out of your taxes, check out Publication 17. It offers a wide range of tax saving credit for college students and parents alike. If online forms aren’t your cup of tea, we offer the forms in front of the circulation desk as well as our Federal Depository Library guide to taxes.

The NMU Accounting club, Beta Alpha Psi, will be preparing taxes through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program this year. This is an IRS program with IRS certified preparers. The program prepares tax returns for individuals that have income less than $54,000 per year. The club will be preparing returns every Tuesday and Thursday from 5 – 7 p.m. Feb. 8 – April 18 excluding the week of March 28. The tax assistance is being offered at the University Center (UC) in the Trading Lab (second floor, near the skywalk) which is across from the Wildcat Den.

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