Big changes in the tax season this year …

The Internal Revenue Service has eliminated the 1040 A and 1040 EZ forms in favor of a standardized 1040. We have a supply of the new 1040s**. The feds no longer ship schedules, but we are happy to help you print what you need from IRS.gov. We charge 15 cents / page to cover paper & toner costs. Feel free to donate to cover the cost of having staff on hand to help navigate the maze. **(call to verify … they do go fast and we will order replacements as needed!)

  • For those of you with more complex problems, we have a direct videoconferencing link to the IRS regional office in Philadelphia. It will be available again by appointment at 844-545-5640 whenever the federal government shutdown ends.
  • Vermont has not shipped forms or books in volume for several years now, but we are happy to help you print those as well. Their forms are listed here. The state has now published its 2018 forms, but be sure you are getting the correct year from their website.

The state tax season officially started on Jan. 29. Here’s their 2018/19 synopsis of changes. Rutland Free keeps copies of the basic forms on hand to purchase, also at 15 cents per page to cover printing costs; donations to help cover staff time are always welcome.

Filing assistance:

The AARP typically sets up local taypayer support service by early February for those 55 and over and those in financial need but they do not have a site listed in the Rutland area yet. Likewise, we are waiting for BROC to announce what they are offering for help this year.

Contacts

Vermont Dept. of Taxes 

Main number: 802-828-2505

Forms: 802-828-2515

IRS (see their Contact Us FAQs for what you need to have on hand and what to expect):

Individuals
800-829-1040

Businesses
800-829-4933

TTY/TDD for people with hearing impairments
800-829-4059

For a videoconferencing appointment: 844-545-5640