Tax Preparation Assistance

The filing deadline for 2020 federal and state income taxes for individuals is at midnight tonight, Monday, May 17, 2021.

The following post office location is open until nearly midnight:



CHICAGO, IL 60699-9208

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SPS® (800-275-8777)

Phone 312-983-8130

TTY 877-889-2457


Lobby Hours

Mon-Fri12:01 am-11:59 pm

Sat12:01 am-11:59 pm

Sun12:01 am-11:59 pm



If you have questions about income tax forms, feel free to call the library's fourth-floor public desk:  847-376-2841.  Or, email




Individuals with income tax-related questions can call the IRS:  1-800-829-1040 (Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.) and its business counterpart, 1-800-829-4933 (Monday-Friday, same hours). To order forms, call:  1-800-829-3676.

The State of Illinois offers the following numbers to individuals with income tax-related questions: 1-800-732-8866 (toll-free) or 217-782-3336 (Monday-Friday).

Closest government offices

Illinois Department of Revenue

Maine North Regional Building
9511 Harrison Ave.
Des Plaines, IL  60016
Phone: 847-294-4200 (Taxpayer Assistance Line)


The IRS office closest to the Des Plaines Public Library is at 5100 River Road in Schiller Park, about five miles south of downtown Des Plaines. DUE TO THE PANDEMIC, THIS OFFICE IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  Phone: 847-737-6688.

To order federal forms and publications for delivery by U.S. mail, go to the IRS website.


The Des Plaines Public Library has a limited supply of the following 2020 federal income tax forms on the fourth floor.

-- W-2 (Wage and Tax Statement)

-- W-3 (Transmittal of Wage and Tax Statements)

-- General instructions for forms W-2 and W-3

-- W-4 (Employee's Withholding Certificate)

-- 1096 (Annual Summary and Transmittal of U.S. Information Returns)

-- 1099-INT (Interest Income) + Instructions 

-- 1099-MISC (Miscellaneous Income) + instructions

-- 1099-NEC (new form -- Nonemployee Compensation)

To have any of the above forms set aside for you, or if you have questions about income tax forms, call the fourth-floor public desk:  847-376-2841.  Or, email  To print federal and state tax forms, you can go to the library's tax forms page.

PLEASE NOTE: The following federal and state income tax forms are available in the first-floor hallway near the meeting rooms as well as the fourth floor of the library.

-- *Federal 1040 (U.S. Individual Income Tax Return) and 1040-SR (Tax Return for Seniors) booklet + separate instructions

-- Federal 1040 and 1040-SR booklet in Spanish + separate instructions

-- Illinois 1040 (Individual Income Tax Return) + separate instructions

-- Illinois Schedule ICR (Illinois Credits) + separate instructions 

-- Schedule IL-WIT (Illinois Income Tax Withheld) + separate instructions

*Contains:  Schedule 1 (form 1040) - (Additional Income and Adjustments to Income);  Schedule 2 (form 1040) - (Additional Taxes);  Schedule 3 (form 1040) - (Additional Credits and Payments); and Schedule LEP (form 1040) - (Request for Change in Language Preference).


Updated  5-17-21