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In addition to being one of PPL’s most enthusiastic and loyal supporters, Jessica is a local Portland, Maine writer and illustrator. Trained as a journalist with an eye for connection and a concise style, Jessica synthesizes complexity and repackages it in eye-catching, easy-to-digest formats.
Volunteers from AARP will be at the Main Library to help patrons file their taxes (free of charge!).
Volunteers will be at the Library Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10:00 am until 4:45 pm, February 5th through April 10th. Appointment recommended, call (207) 518-8579 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 Service (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 Service (IRS) has redesigned form 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ into just form 1040. These are the only forms that will be available to readily pick up at the Portland Public Library and its branches. These forms should be at the Library by the beginning of Monday, 28 January 2019.
Individuals taxpayers who would like to have a booklet mailed directly to them may order online at maine.gov/revenue/forms/FormsReq_form.htmlor 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 for 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.
“Education must…train one for quick, resolute and effective thinking. To think incisively and to think for one’s self is very difficult. We are prone to let our mental life become invaded by legions of half truths, prejudices, and propaganda…To save man from the morass of propaganda, in my opinion, is one of the chief aims of education. Education must enable one to sift and weigh evidence, to discern the true from the false, the real from the unreal, and the facts from the fiction.”
For a list of Films about Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement, click here.