Tax Information

The IRS, the Ohio Department of Taxation, and the City of Lima, have extended this year's filing deadline to May 17, 2021.

The library carries certain tax forms and instruction booklets each year beginning at the end of January through April. The forms, and how many we carry, are determined by the IRS and State Tax Department. We cannot request additional forms or instruction booklets. You can always access tax information at the websites below. The library will happily print one free copy of any tax form for you. Any additional copies of that form are charged at $0.20 per page.

IRS/ Federal Tax Forms and Instructions

Ohio Tax Forms and Instructions

City of Lima Tax Forms and Instructions

Federal Forms & Instructions: 

Lima Public Library will receive a limited number of 2020 Form 1040 booklets and Instruction 1040 booklets. These will arrive in late January 2021. 

The Form 1040 booklet will include an optional alternative for seniors 65+ (Form 1040 SR), as well as the following schedules: 

  • Schedule 1 – Additional Income and Adjustments to Income 

  • Schedule 2 – Additional Taxes 

  • Schedule 3 – Additional Credits and Payments   

Ohio Forms & Instructions: 

Lima Public Library will receive a limited number of Ohio Tax Instruction Booklets; we will not receive any state tax forms.

Tax Help

The library cannot assist you in preparing your taxes, though we're happy to help you navigate websites to find the forms you need. Below are some free tax assistance programs in our area.

  • AARP Foundation Tax Aide program provides free tax preparation for low-to moderate income taxpayers regardless of age. Appointments can be made in-person starting January 25, and tax preparation begins on February 1. Call 419-225-9405 for more information. 

  • Superior Credit Union Inc. offers free Tax Preparation and E-Filing to its members with low to moderate income. Superior’s tax prep sites plan to open the first week of February and will remain open for 6-8 weeks depending on the needs of the taxpayers, as well as the availability of the preparers. All tax preparation assistance is provided by certified Superior Credit Union employees and is done by appointment only; NO walk-ins. To see if you qualify for this service and to schedule an appointment, please call 419-879-4864 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Scheduling begins late January 2021. 

  • IRS Lima Office (401 W. North St.) offers tax assistance for federal tax returns by appointment only. Call 844-545-5640 to schedule an appointment. 

  • City of Lima Income Tax Department does City of Lima tax returns for free by appointment only. Call 419-221-5245 to schedule an appointment. 

  • The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who generally make $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities and limited English-speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals. Call 1-800-906-9887 for more information. The nearest locations currently providing VITA services are:  

    • Henry County Senior Center: 203 Rohrs St, Napoleon, OH 43545 419-599-5515 

    • Partners in Hope: 180 E Race St, Troy, OH 45373 937-335-0448


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