Waterville Public Library

Tax Preparation

"Information is the currency of democracy." ~Thomas Jefferson

The Library participates annually in the tax form distribution program. In years past, the Library had print copies of both Maine State and federal forms. Beginning in 2011, the State of Maine stopped distributing paper state tax forms through libraries or post offices. The Library now only has print versions of federal forms. Many state and federal tax forms are also available on the Internet from the web sites listed below.

Maine Revenue Services is not distributing paper versions of the Maine State tax forms through the public libraries.  If you need paper forms, please call the Maine Revenue Service at: 207.624.7894.  If you do not reach a person, please leave a message stating that you wish to have a paper form mailed to you.  Include your name, address, phone number and whether you wish to receive the short or long form in the message.  

The Library provides free federal tax forms each year from January through the April 15th filing deadline. We carry the 1040, 1040A, and 1040EZ federal forms and instructions booklets. Please note that the Library does not receive any forms until January of each year.

Please be aware that for legal reasons the Waterville Public Library staff cannot provide tax advice. The Library staff can not interpret, draw conclusions, give advice, provide opinions, or make recommendations regarding tax information requests. Tax information and links are offered as a convenience and the Waterville Public Library is not responsible for content.  

Free tax form preparation assistance is available in the community for individuals who meet income eligibility.  For more information, including scheduling an appointment for tax preparation assistance, please contact Spectrum Generations (207-873-4745) or the United Way of Mid-Maine (207-873-7700).  

Follow the links below to download forms or to find useful tax information.

State of Maine Tax Information

The Maine Department of Revenue site includes two means of electronic filing: I-File and E-File. Filing electronically will speed your refund if you have one coming.

  • I-FILE - File your State of Maine Tax return online for free with I-File. You fill out the information, and they do the calculations.
  • E-File - File using a participating preparer, purchase commercial software or a commercial web site. Most of these options offer direct deposit of your refund, electronic funds withdrawal for a balance due return and even delayed debit.

>>Refund Status: Check the status of your Personal Income Tax (1040)Refund
>>Maine State Forms and Publications
>>Maine Tax Relief Links - includes links to the following: 

  • Maine Resident's Property Tax Fairness Credit
  • Employment Tax Increment Financing ("ETIF")
  • Business Equipment Tax Exemption ("BETE") Program
  • Business Equipment Tax Reimbursement ("BETR") Program
  • Maine Homestead Exemption Program
  • Maine Residents Property Tax and Rent Refund "Circuit Breaker" Program
  • Veteran's Application for Exemption
  • Widow or Surviving Spouse of a Veteran Exemption
  • Blind Person Exemption
  • Tree Growth
  • Farmland
  • Open Space Land
  • Pine Tree Development Zone ("PTDZ") Program

Federal Tax Forms & Publications

The Internal Revenue Service offers a complete listing of printable and downloadable federal tax forms, publications, and instructions. Past years' forms, FAQ's, CD-ROMS and other services are also available. No matter how you file, here are the links you will need to do your tax return. Advance payments. E-file. Your refund. 

>>Filing Your Taxes
>>Federal Tax Information for Individuals
>>Need a Federal Tax Form or Publication?
>>From IRS.gov : Frequently Asked Tax Questions--And Answers! 
>>Taxpayer Advocate is an independent organization within the IRS that help taxpayers resolve problems with the IRS and recommend changes that will prevent the problems.
>>Information for Individual Maine Taxpayers filing their own Federal Return

Other States

>>Federation of Tax Administrators - Links to forms from US States, where available.

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