2017 State, Federal Tax Forms

The main library and Farms branch will make federal and state personal income tax forms available as soon as they arrive.

On January 4, the IRS announced that the 2018 tax filing season would begin on January 29. The IRS set the opening date to ensure the security and readiness of key tax processing systems in advance of the opening and to assess the potential impact of recent tax legislation on 2017 tax returns. The IRS is currently working to finalize the forms and instructions to reflect the legislation which passed in late December. As a result, some shipments may come later than normal. While most IRS tax forms, instructions and publications will be available electronically on IRS.gov by the beginning of the filing season (January 29), the printing and distribution process for printed products takes longer to complete.

Quantities may be limited and are determined by the IRS and MA Department of Revenue. You can order IRS forms by mail online or by calling 1-800-829-3676. Or, ask our Reference staff for help locating forms online.

Please note the following:

  • We are unable to predict when forms will arrive, how many we will receive, or when they will permanently run out.
  • We are unable to hold forms. However, we’re happy to check our supply if you’re searching for a particular form: please call us at 978-921-6062 or 6066 for the Farms branch.

You can also get most forms online. Printable forms are available at the following links:

IRS Forms and Publications

MA tax forms or MassTaxConnect

You can save paper by filing your state and federal returns online. The IRS and MA Department of Revenue both offer secure portal options at:

IRS e-file options

MA Personal Income Tax Filing Options

Library staff are not able to provide tax advice or assistance, but free help is available (by appointment) at the Beverly Senior Center from February through April. Preference is given to seniors, but all are welcome to seek assistance. If you have additional questions, please contact our Reference staff at 978-921-6062 or bev@noblenet.org.