Federal Tax Form Changes

Following the most expansive tax law changes in 30 years, the IRS created a shorter, simpler Form 1040 for the 2019 tax season.

The new Form 1040 will replace the current Form 1040 as well as the Form 1040A and the Form 1040EZ.

The new Form 1040 uses a building block approach, in which the tax return is reduced to a simple form.

That form can be supplemented with additional schedules if needed. Taxpayers with straightforward tax situations would only need to file this new 1040 with no additional schedules.

The IRS will distribute the Form 1040 and Schedules 1 to 6 as a Package 1040. The Package 1040 will include one copy of the new Form 1040 along with one copy of the schedules.

Instructions for Form 1040 will be a separate product.

Pennsylvania State Taxes

The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue has advised us that as more and more residents are e-filing their taxes, it has become unfeasible to continue to print and bulk distribute tax forms. We will no longer carry PA tax forms at our library.

The state advises that taxpayers can file online at https://padirectfile.state.pa.us/ OR

Access the PDF version of tax forms from the department’s website:

For the PA-40 Pennsylvania Income Tax Return: Go to www.revenue.pa.gov/PIT and select the Forms and Publications link on the right.

For PA-1000 Property Tax or Rent Rebate Claim: go to www.revenue.pa.gov/PTRR and select the Forms and Publications link on the right.

If you need to print forms or instructions at the library, the cost is .20 per page. We regret that we cannot offer this free of charge.