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PPL’s 2017 Tax Help

Volunteers from AARP will be at the Main Library offering tax help (free of charge!) Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10:00 am until 4:45 pm, February 6th through April 11th. Appointments are recommended and can be made by calling (207) 776 -6316. Click  to see other AARP tax assistance sites in Maine.

CA$H Maine, a division of the United Way, also offers tax assistance with some income stipulations-  Learn more here.

There have been changes to how the Internal Revenue Services (IRS) and the State of Maine Revenue Services (MRS) are distributing print tax forms. Please follow the links below to learn more and to find out how to obtain tax forms.

The Internal Revenue Services (IRS) will only be mailing out Forms 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ. These are the only forms that will be available to readily pick up at the Portland Public Library. The forms that will be available should be at the Library by the beginning of February 2018.

You can download and print any forms, instructions or publications by visiting and you can also order the forms to be sent to you from the IRS by clicking  here or calling 1-800-829-3676 . The Library does not receive 1099 forms. They must be ordered through the IRS.

How to get a Maine Individual Income Tax Booklet;

  • Booklets and forms are available for download from the Maine revenue Services website at
  • Individuals taxpayers who would like to have a booklet mailed directly to them may order online at or call the form line at 207-624-7894 (leave your name and mailing address) or write to the Maine revenue Services, P.O. Box 9107, Augusta, Maine, 04332-9107

Maine no longer applies the Rent Rebate refund separately in the fall.  This refund is now included in your income tax filing. It is one of the first questions on the form.  Pine Tree Legal  Pine Tree Legal provides more information on this and explains how to claim this refund if you DO NOT file a Maine income tax form.

 If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Research desk. We are happy to help!