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Free Forms and Tax Help

posted: , by Williams Bandoma
tags: Recommended Reads | Adults | Business | Government

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. 

You can download and print forms, instructions or publications by visiting IRS.gov.  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 directly 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 maine.gov/revenue/forms
  • 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.

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 on 207-871-1700 X 725 or reference@portlib.org

We are happy to help! 

 


Remembering Martin Luther King 1/21/19

posted: , by Patti DeLois
tags: Library Collections | Adults | Seniors | Art & Culture

“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.


Local music for YOU to borrow!

posted: , by Raminta Moore
tags: About the Library | Library Collections | Adults | Seniors | Art & Culture

Bull Moose supplied this librarian with their top 30, highest selling local albums of 2018 and PPL has purchased them all plus a few more. Are you looking for a new singer-songwriter to follow or a jazz quartet? Perhaps metal or rap is more your thing? Now with your card, you can check out the latest Mallett Brothers Band, Spose, Hessian or Carissa Johnson & the Cure-Alls!

Stop by the main library and check out the rest of our local albums! Just look for the CDs with the Maine flag sticker, they’ll be waiting for you.

Carissa Johnson & the Cure-Alls photo from carissajohnsonmusic.com

 

Album cover for We All Got Lost by Spose

 

Cover art of Katie Matzell’s EP cover art

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