Taxes - Information and Form Resources

The Denver Public Library does not carry state or federal tax forms. Library staff members do not provide tax advice. Tax forms may be printed from the web or requested by phone at the numbers noted below. Note that tax help sites may require an appointment this year due to COVID-19 restrictions.

General

What to expect and how to prepare for this year's tax season

Colorado Cash Back 2022
To receive your Colorado Cash Back Check, you must file your Colorado state income tax return or apply for a property tax, rent, or heat credit rebate (commonly known as the PTC Rebate) by June 30, 2022. You'll then receive Colorado Cash Back by September 30, 2022. Extended filers who have a deadline of October 17, 2022, will receive the refund by January 31, 2023.

Report Phishing and Online Scams
The IRS doesn't initiate contact with taxpayers by email, text messages or social media channels to request personal or financial information. This includes requests for PIN numbers, passwords or similar access information for credit cards, banks or other financial accounts.

Coronavirus Tax Relief and Economic Impact Payments

  • Get My Payment provides a search engine to check the status of Economic Impact Payments.

  • If you didn’t get the full Economic Impact Payment, you may be eligible to claim the Recovery Rebate Credit by filing a 2020 or 2021 federal income tax return.

IRS.gov
Federal income tax site.

El IRS en español
Información general acerca de los impuestos de los Estados Unidos (General tax information in Spanish).

Colorado Department of Revenue - Taxation
Colorado state tax site.

Filing and Tax Help

Free DIY Virtual and IN Person Tax Help Sessions
Save time and money by attending a Free virtual DIY tax session or by visiting a Free Do-It-Yourself with Help tax site where an IRS-certified bilingual volunteer can help you complete your taxes online in a secure online environment. 

Free File Federal Returns
The IRS has a partnership agreement with various tax preparers to offer free e-filing of federal/state returns for qualified low-to-moderate income taxpayers. In addition, all taxpayers are eligible to use Free File fillable forms, which are online versions of paper forms designed for people comfortable preparing their own tax returns.

E-file Colorado taxes with Revenue Online
File state taxes online through Colorado Department of Revenue.

Where to File - Addresses to Mail Federal Forms
Where to file federal forms: addresses for Individual Taxpayers in Colorado. IRS Website.

Get Ahead Colorado from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE)
Learn about the Child Tax Credit (CTC), the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), and other tax information.  Use Get Help to search free tax help sites statewide.

Get Your Refund
Free online tax filing with trained, IRS-certified volunteers and assistance with getting missing stimulus checks.  Call the United Way's 211 Economic Impact Payment Helpline with questions at 844-322-3639. Español

Tax Help Colorado from Mile High United Way
Find a free tax assistance site near you where trained tax preparers will file your taxes electronically at no cost, if you meet lower income eligibility.

Denver Asset Building Coalition (DABC) Free Tax Prep Services 
DABC Tax Preparation Sites prepare basic federal and State of Colorado income tax returns free of charge for individuals of lower income.  See What to Bring for more details.

AARP Tax-Aide
Search for sites to get free, individualized tax preparation for low-to moderate-income taxpayers - especially those 50 and older.

Centro San Juan Diego Free Tax Preparation English and Spanish
Saturdays only 8:30-4:00, first come, first served.

Free Tax Return Preparation for Qualifying Taxpayers
The IRS's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs offer free basic tax return preparation to qualified individuals.

Forms and Instructions

IRS Forms
Download federal forms and publications.

IRS Form 1095-B Information
You may have an IRS form related to your health insurance coverage. Find out more about it here.

Colorado Forms
Download Colorado tax forms and publications.

Tax Forms for States other than Colorado

To Obtain Forms by Telephone

Federal: 800-829-3676 to reach the Internal Revenue Service Forms Distribution Center for automated telephone ordering service.
State: 303 238-7378 Taxpayer Helpline for automated telephone ordering service. Press "0" for a customer service representative. This service has all state tax forms. Call early in day for shortest wait time.

Phone Numbers

  • 1-800-829-1040 - IRS Tax Help Line for Individuals and Joint Filers (English and Spanish)
  • 1-833-553-9895 - IRS Tax Help Line for Individuals and Joint Filers (All Other Languages)
  • 1-800-829-4059 - IRS Tax Help Line TTY/TDD
  • 1-800-TAX-FORM (829-3676) - IRS Forms and Publications Ordering
  • 1-800-829-1954 - IRS Refund Hotline (call only if 12 weeks have elapsed and you have not received your refund)
  • 1-800-829-4933 - IRS Tax Help Line for Business Filers

Colorado

  • 303-238-7378 - Colorado Tax Forms, Telefile and refund information

Español

Tax-Related

Checkoff Colorado
Make voluntary contributions to your favorite charitable organizations when you file your state income tax return.

City of Denver Treasury Division
Department of Finance Treasury Division web page.

Denver Property Tax Relief Program for Senior Citizens
Information on eligibility and rules.

IRS Tax Exempt Organization Search
Find out if donations to an organization can be deducted as charitable contributions.

Tax Museum
An overview of the history of American taxation. Incorporating both narrative text and multimedia source materials, the museum offers a concise summary of American revenue policy and politics.