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Tax Assistance Resources

 

Wondering where to pick up your tax forms this year, or how to get assistance preparing and filing your taxes? This short guide will give you the information you need to prepare and file your taxes this season.

Free Tax Preparation Assistance

There are several free or low cost options for tax help in Allegheny County.

Just Harvest 

In-Person Tax Prep, Virtual Assistance, File Yourself (chat options and assistance provided) or drop off taxes. Book apptointments by calling 211 or through pa211sw.org.

Several Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh locations host these tax appointments. Visit the link above or call 211 to schedule your appointment and designate your preferred location.

AARP

Customers can book an appointment through their website or call 412-530-5194, and they will get a recording to leave a message. Someone from AARP will call back to book the appointment.

VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) and TCE (Tax Counseling for the Elderly)

View the list of providers by zip code


 

State Tax Forms and Instruction Booklets

How to Get Hard-Copies of State Tax Forms, Instructions, and Publications

Online: Forms, instructions, and other tax-related publications can be found on the PA Department of Revenue website to be downloaded and printed. Rent rebate program forms and instructions can be found here. For more information about the PA Rent Rebate program, visit the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue.

Click here to access a PDF version of the 2023 Pennsylvania Income Tax Return (PA-40)

By Mail: You can request tax forms, instructions, and other publications to be sent to you by mail by calling the PA Department of Revenue at 1-888-PATAXES (1-888-728-2937) Monday through Friday 7:00 am to 10:00 pm local time. You can also send in written requests or order forms online at the PA Department of Revenue website.

At the Library: Locations may have PA-40 and PA-1040 / 1040 SR forms already printed and available. Please check with a staff member at your nearest library location. If the Library does not have a particular form, you can also print from any CLP public computer.

Please note: Prints are free for the first 10 pages, and then $0.25 per page.

Accessible Forms and Publications: Taxpayers with special hearing and/or speaking needs can call 1-800-447-3020 (TT Only)


 

Filing Your Taxes

There are several Ways to submit your tax forms.

Online: You can file your federal taxes online for free on the IRS website. You can also file for free at myfreetaxes.com, a service provided by a partnership between United Way and H&R Block. To file your state taxes online, view options on the PA Department of Revenue website.

By Mail: To file your federal taxes by mail, check your filing address here. To file your state taxes by mail, check your filing address here.