Request tax forms
For basic forms listed to the right, come to any YDL location during curbside hours). Call the number posted on the curbside signs.
For forms not listed to the right, please fill out a print request form.
Tax Preparation Help at YDL
As in years past, YDL offers options to help qualifying individuals get their taxes prepared. Due to COVID, no in-person tax services will be offered. This page will be updated as availability and services change.
Note: The Internal Revenue Service has delayed the beginning of the 2020 tax season until February 12, 2021. Some links below will provide more information after February 12.
The following forms and instructions are available at YDL locations:
- Federal 1040/1040-SR forms booklet (includes Schedules 1-3, Schedule LEP)
- Federal 1040/1040-SR Instructions
- Michigan 1040 Forms & Instructions booklet
- Michigan 1040CR-7 (Home Heating Credit)
Limited copies are available, and are not intended for use by paid preparers. This list will be updated as supplies are exhausted.
To request forms that are not available pre-printed, please fill out a print request form or call reference staff at your desired pickup location:
- YDL-Whittaker: 734-482-4110, x2411
- YDL-Michigan: 734-482-4110, x2420
- YDL-Superior: 734-482-4110, x2430
Free Tax Preparation Options
Both services listed below, Scan & Go and Full Virtual VITA, are offered by United Way of Washtenaw County. For more information about tax help through United Way, click here.
AARP tax appointments are offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at the Michigan Ave & Whittaker Rd locations. Clients will need to visit the library three times: first, to pick up a paperwork packet, then for the intake appointment with completed paperwork, and finally for a signature appointment when taxes are complete. All tax services will be provided curbside; no clients are permitted inside the library locations. Appointments are limited; please call for availability.
- YDL-Michigan: 734-482-4110, x2421
- YDL-Whittaker: 734-482-4110, x2411
Scan and Go
Sponsored by United Way of Washtenaw County. Get your taxes prepared by a certified VITA volunteer. Limited appointments are available at all YDL locations. See if you qualify and sign up for an appointment here.
How does Scan and Go work?
Before your Scan and Go appointment at YDL, You will gather your documents and fill out intake paperwork. Once at the library for your appointment, staff will meet you outside for your documents and ID. You will need to remain outside while staff take your documents inside to scan them. You’ll receive your documents after they are scanned. The library will transmit the digital files of your documents to United Way through a secure website. YDL will not keep any copies of your personal documents.
Over the next 1-2 weeks, a certified volunteer will work on preparing your taxes. They will contact you with any questions they may have. Once your taxes are completed, they will call you to go over everything and schedule your return visit.
At your return visit, you will receive a copy of your taxes and sign a form that allows United Way to efile your taxes. Library staff will scan the form and return it to you. After that, your taxes will be filed.
Full Virtual VITA
United Way’s Virtual VITA allows you to upload documents from your own device through a secure website. Certified VITA volunteers will prepare your taxes and communicate with you throughout the process. Appointments are required and there are qualification guidelines; click here to see if you qualify and to schedule an assisted tax preparation appointment.