Finding Tax Forms

by Charlotte Wood
(last updated February 21, 2009)

Filing your taxes is a complicated matter and one that is not entirely comprehensible all the time and finding all the right forms for what you need only adds to the frustration sometimes. It's hard to figure out which forms you actually need and then to find them from there is even more of a task. (Something you may ask yourself is if the government wants us to pay our taxes, then why prey tell, do they make it so difficult to find what you need ?!) There are avenues you can take however to help you find the right documents you need to successfully file your taxes.

One of the first things you can do is take a trip to your local post office and check out the forms they have there. Post offices traditionally have the common forms and documents you need to file taxes. You could also hop over to the nearest IRS office and they're bound to have what you need there (if they don't then that could be a problem!). There usually will be racks or shelves where the most common forms are found, but if the form you need isn't there, you can take a number and wait in line for someone behind a desk to help you out.

If you can, you should head over to a library and find the book "1999 Package X" and that should the forms you're looking for and you can then photocopy whichever ones you need. Also, with the internet, you can access almost anything including tax forms. You can go through just about any tax website or the IRS site to download and print what you need. If you have tax software, that should also be able to give you the forms you need.

As you can see, there are numerous ways in which you can access the tax forms you need to correctly file your taxes, but the trick is just finding the right one. With all these different routes you can use to find your documents, you should have no problems filing your taxes!

Author Bio

Charlotte Wood

MORE FROM CHARLOTTE

Save Money and Water When Doing the Laundry

Doing laundry can actually get kind of expensive. This is a pain to have to deal with, but fortunately there are ways to ...

Discover More

Joining the Sedu Revolution

Sedu is an evolving and emerging style of hair that requires its own set of supplies, but it's rumored to make your hair ...

Discover More

Buying a Home with Bad Credit

Bad credit can affect so much of how you conduct your affairs in life that you need to be careful with what you agree to ...

Discover More
More Money Tips

Dealing with a Tax Audit

Taxes can be intimidating and so can audits, so when you put the two together, you have quite the intimidating ...

Discover More

What is a Tax Credit?

Whenever the subject of taxes comes up, most people begin to immediately think of ways that they could lower either what ...

Discover More

What is the Inheritance Tax?

The people receiving the inheritance pay an inheritance tax. Each beneficiary is responsible for paying his or her own ...

Discover More
Comments

If you would like to add an image to your comment (not an avatar, but an image to help in making the point of your comment), include the characters [{fig}] in your comment text. You’ll be prompted to upload your image when you submit the comment. Maximum image size is 6Mpixels. Images larger than 600px wide or 1000px tall will be reduced. Up to three images may be included in a comment. All images are subject to review. Commenting privileges may be curtailed if inappropriate images are posted.

What is 6 - 4?

There are currently no comments for this tip. (Be the first to leave your comment—just use the simple form above!)