Tax forms and information

Jan 11, 2006

It's tax season again! In order to help you with your taxing problems, the Iowa State University Library makes tax forms and information available in a variety of ways.

Iowa State University library employees are prohibited from giving tax advice

Paper forms

State and federal tax forms in paper are available beginning in early January on tables in the area just outside of Reserve and Media Services on the Ground Floor. Standard forms and instructions and some of the supplemental forms and instructions are available. Other forms and publications not in our paper collection are available for photocopying at the Reference Desk.

A Note from the State of Iowa Department of Revenue and Finance:

Short form/1040A will be online only: This form and its instructions and tax tables will be available only on our Web site. Of our 1.4 million returns processed each year, fewer than 200,000 are the paper short form. Those who cannot obtain a form online will have to use the long form. As always, we are encouraging everyone to e-file, and our WebFile program has been expanded tremendously this year.
~Iowa Department of Revenue and Finance~

Ames Public Library (6th and Douglas, downtown Ames) also has a large selection of State and Federal tax forms and instructions.

Electronic forms

World Wide Web access to tax forms is available from the following sites:

Federal Forms and Instructions,,id=97817,00.html

State Tax Forms

The following are the main sites for the Department of Revenue for each state surrounding Iowa. Most have a link in the lefthand sidebar on their main page. For states beyond those surrounding Iowa, go to Links to States which is provided by Barry Rubin, CPA.







South Dakota


Other States

Phone Numbers

IRS Forms and Publications:
1-800-TAX-FORM (1-800-829-3676)

Tax Advice

Iowa State University library employees are prohibited from giving tax advice -- please don't ask. In past years, campus organizations have provided free tax help. Check the Iowa State Daily or the Department of Accounting Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) homepage for information about times and places.