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Whether you're filing taxes for yourself or a business, we'll help you make the April 15 deadline.
You Will Need
- An application that can view PDF files
- A printer
- A post office, public library, tax office or tax professional
Download federal forms
The simplest way to get federal tax forms is to download them from www.irs.gov. You will need a printer and an application that can open PDF files, like Preview (on a Mac) or Adobe Reader (available at www.adobe.com).
Download state forms
For state tax forms, visit the website of your state tax office.
Pick up forms
If you’d prefer to pick up your forms, head to your local library or post office, which begins stocking tax forms shortly after the new year.
Go to your local tax office
If you need an obscure form, stop by an IRS or state tax office.
Pay a professional
If you plan to pay someone to do your taxes, don’t worry about the forms—he or she will have them.