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Tax Forms and Tax Help

This guide will help you get the state and federal tax forms and information you need to file your taxes. It also points you to sources of free tax help.

Finding Free Tax Help

BPL is offering Free Drop-Off and Remote Assistance Tax Preparation through the organization Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) at the Kirstein Business Library & Innovation Center until April 2022.


Federal tax help at the IRS (Internal Revenue Service) 

Massachusetts tax help

  • Massachusetts Department of Revenue  617.887-MDOR (617.887.6367) or toll-free in Massachusetts 1.800.392.6089 (help in filing state taxes only)
  • Child Support: (800) 332-2733, (local callers) (617) 660-1234) 
  • To make tax payments, check on your refund, and more, visit MassTaxConnect. You can send a secure e-message through MassTaxConnect

At other sites in the Boston area:

ABCD (Action for Boston Community Development) ABCD offers its free tax assistance online and by email during the pandemic. 

Boston Tax Help Coalition

Boston Tax Help Coalition (43 Hawkins Street, Boston, 617.918.5275) is offering online services during the pandemic to help you fill out your tax return if you are eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). See Ways to Save Money on Your Taxes to the left of this guide for more information on the EITC.

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide provides in-person and remote tax assistance free of charge to anyone, with a special focus on taxpayers who are 50 or older or who  have low to moderate income. 

Tax-Aide volunteers are located nationwide, and are trained and IRS-certified every year to make sure they know about and understand the latest changes and additions to the tax code. Tax help is provided in safe environments using a variety of methods based on a number of factors, including where you are located, COVID-19 spread, and volunteer availability.