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You can find the following tax resources at Baltimore County Public Library. Baltimore County Public Library staff can assist customers in finding Maryland and IRS tax forms and instructions but cannot provide tax advice.  Information and links are offered only as a convenience.  Baltimore County Public Library is not responsible for content on sites linked from this page. 

 

Maryland and Federal IRS paper tax forms are not available at BCPL branches. Maryland Tax Forms and Federal Income Tax Forms can be downloaded and printed using branch computers. Printing costs $0.15 per page. 

 

Resources Available at Baltimore County Public Library

 

BCPL branches have books on preparing your individual tax return and on handling small business taxes.

 

 

Federal Income Tax Forms

 

Get Federal forms, instructions and publications:

 

  • Order by phone 1-800-829-FORM (3676). May take up to 2 weeks for delivery through U.S. mail.

 

  • Order online to have forms and publications sent to you by U.S. mail. Delivery may take up to 2 weeks.
     

 

 

 

  • The address for filing a paper return varies depends on which state and type of return is being filed. The IRS website helps you to locate the appropriate mailing address for filing a paper return

 

 

Federal Income Tax Questions

 

Ask the Internal Revenue Service your tax question:

 

  • Live Telephone Assistance, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.:

    • 1-800-829-1040 for individuals

    • 1-800-829-4933 for businesses

    • TDD 1-800-829-4059

 

  • Interactive Tax Assistant
    Answer a series of questions on a limited number of tax topics and get automated responses to tax questions based on your answers.

 

 

  • IRS Taxpayer Assistance Center in Baltimore
    Walk-in help to resolve a tax problem, to find out how basic tax law applies to your individual Federal tax return (available January 1 through April 15), and other services. No appointment necessary. Multilingual assistance is available. Tax return preparation not available.

 

  • Taxpayer Advocate Service in Baltimore
    Offers free, independent help to individuals and businesses with IRS problems that they can’t resolve on their own.
     

  • Low Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITCs) in Baltimore
    Gives free or low cost help to low income individuals in a tax dispute with the IRS including audits, appeals, collection matters, and more. LITCs can help with response to IRS notices and correct account problems. Multilingual assistance is available

 

Internal Revenue Service Home Page [en Español]
Online information for individuals and businesses and access to online forms, instructions and publications

 

 

 

 

 

Small Business Administration's Filing and Paying Taxes
Find out how to obtain a Federal Business Tax ID and what the benefits and requirements are for filing and paying taxes.

 

United States Internal Revenue Code
From the Legal Information Institute, Cornell University Law School
Searchable access to the Internal Revenue Code.

 

Income Tax Form Preparation Assistance

 

  • Baltimore County Department of Aging Tax Aide Counseling
    From early February through April 15, seniors age 60 or older and low-income County residents are given free assistance with basic Federal and Maryland personal income tax forms as well as homeowners' and renters' tax credit applications at Baltimore County senior centers and other county sites. Call the local site to set up an appointment.

 

  • Comptroller of Maryland's Taxpayer Services
    Prepares your Maryland income tax return and electronically files it free of charge. Bring your completed federal return, all W-2 statements and supporting documents (such as 1099 statements) and picture identification with you. No appointment is necessary. Assistance is available Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
     

Towson Office
Hampton Plaza
300 East Joppa Road, Plaza Level 1A
Towson, Maryland 21286

 

 

 

 

  • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA)
    by Internal Revenue Service
    Offers free help in preparing a basic tax return for taxpayers who generally make $53,000 or less, or to persons with disabilities, or who are 60 years and older or with limited English speaking ability.VITA sites with IRS-certified volunteers are generally located at community centers, schools, shopping malls, and other convenient locations. Most locations also offer free electronic filing. Locate the nearest VITA site or call 1-800-906-9887.

 

Maryland Income Tax Forms and Publications

 

To get Maryland forms and instructions:

 

  • Email your request for tax forms to taxforms@comp.state.md.us.  Include your name, address and the last four digits of your Soical Security number in your email message.
     

  • Phone: 410-260-7951, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; TTY through Maryland Relay, dial 711.

 

 

Towson Office
Hampton Plaza
300 East Joppa Road, Plaza Level 1A
Towson, Maryland 21286

 

 

 

 

 

Maryland Income Tax Questions

 

Help with your Maryland tax questions is available:

 

  • Email: taxhelp@comp.state.md.us  Include your name, address and the last four digits of your Social Security number in your email message. Please note: they experience extremely high email volumes from February 1 through April 15.

 

  • Phone: Taxpayer Services at 410-260-7980 (TTY Maryland Relay) during the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays. (Note these weekday hours are extended to 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. between February 2 and April 15, 2015 since they experience extremely high call volumes during those dates.)

 

  • Visit: Comptroller of Maryland's Taxpayer Service Office in Towson and Baltimore from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays. Free walk-in, in-person Maryland income tax assistance. Bring your completed federal income tax return, all W-2 statements, and supporting documents and a picture ID with you. No appointment is necessary.
     

Towson Office
Hampton Plaza
300 East Joppa Road, Plaza Level 1A
Towson, Maryland 21286

 

 

Other Baltimore County and Maryland Taxes

 

 

 

 

  • Comptroller of Maryland
    Find out about personal and business, estate, sales and use taxes. Many online services available for filing personal and business taxes and finding unclaimed property.

 

  • County Tax Rates
    from Maryland State Department of Assessment and Taxation
    Current and prior years' property tax rate in each county, transfer and recordation tax rates.

 

 

  • Maryland Tax and Assessments Information
    by the Maryland State Department of Assessment and Taxation
    Access to forms, rates, assessment information for private property owners and for personal property of businesses, the assessment appeals process, and more.

 

 

Other States' Tax Forms

 

 

Property Assessment

 

  • Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT)
    Baltimore County property tax bills are issued in July/August of each year. The amount of the tax bill is determined by two factors: (1) the assessment; (2) the property tax rate. Assessments are based on the fair market value of the property and are issued by the Department of Assessments and Taxation, an agency of State government. Property tax rates are set by each unit of government - the State, counties, and cities.
     

    • Baltimore County Local Assessment Office
      Address all questions and inquiries about real property assessments in Baltimore County to this office. Link includes offices for other counties as well.
       

    • Baltimore County Residential Reassessment Areas map
      Schedule of next reassessment and areas to be covered.
       

    • Business Data Search
      Records (both foreign and domestic) of corporations, limited liability companies, limited liability partnerships, limited partnerships, limited liability limited partnerships, and trade names for businesses. Database has entity names, principal offices and resident agents, taxable personal property assessment information, and more. It also maintains records on the filing of security interests (Uniform Commercial Code also called UCC filings).
       

    • Homeowner's Guide to Property Taxes and Assessments
      Maryland law requires that all property be assessed and taxed uniformly. This excellent guide explains the entire process
       

    • Property Tax Credits and Exemption Information
       

    • Real Property Data Search
      Obtain ownership and value information about real property in Maryland from this database, as well as sales of real property from 1996 to the present. Searchable by address, map, property account identification, and property sales.
       

    • Tax and Assessments Information
      Find current and prior year's property tax, transfer and recordation tax rates. Explains Constant Yield Tax Rate, assessment appeal process, rights of property owner, and more.

 

 

 


Last revised: February 4, 2015