Using the Library Computers to File Taxes

E-file, short for electronic filing, is the name of the IRS' program that allows you to submit your tax returns on the Internet. There are a number of sites that offer e-filing services; some free and some fee-based. Payment may need to be submitted online by entering credit card or debit account information. For information about e-file providers, click here.

You will need to have an email address in order to file taxes electronically. If you do not have an email address, visit this directory to locate a free email address provider.

You may use the Library computers to file your taxes electronically. When doing so, please keep the following guidelines in mind:

    • There is a two hour time limit on the Library computers located in the Computer Center. If your turn is over and someone else is waiting, you will not be able to continue working. Many of the online filing services allow you to save your information and return to it at a later date. It is your responsibility to make sure that you save your information properly before your turn at the computer is over. The Library suggests that you begin saving your information ten minutes before your turn at the computer is scheduled to end.
       
    • The Library tries to be sure that our equipment is in good working order, but we cannot guarantee that the computers will always work properly or that our Internet connections will always be reliable. The Library is NOT responsible for any problems you may encounter, any losses or penalties you may incur, or any damages you may suffer either directly or indirectly from using our computers or from infomration that is linked to our Web site. For more about this disclaimer, please see our terms of use page.
       
    • The Library Staff is not permitted to offer you assistance with your tax returns. If you are experiencing a technical problem with one of our machines, we will try to fix your computer, but we cannot do anything to help you with your actual tax information.



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