Tax Assistance

Links to tax forms and instructions, a list of resources available at the library and official federal and state tax return resources are included below.


At Princeton Public Library

Visit this section frequently for the most up-to-date information on the availability of print forms and instruction booklets.

  • Federal 1040 and 1040SR tax forms in English
  • Federal 1040 and 1040SR tax forms in Spanish
  • 1040/1040SR Instruction booklets in English and Spanish
  • “Your Income Tax” by J.K. Lasser, in Business & Career 343.052 J

Forms and the photocopier are located in the Business Center on the second floor. Photocopies are 20 cents per page.

The library’s public PCs and iMacs can be used to download and print tax forms and instructions, or you can download and print from your own device using our wireless printing option. If you use our wireless printing from home, you will need to visit the library and pay for and release your print job within 24 hours. All printing is 20 cents per page.

New Jersey no longer provides hard copies of forms to libraries; see the New Jersey section below for information on obtaining state tax materials.


For Preparing New Jersey Tax Returns

Visit the New Jersey Division of Taxation website to access downloadable printable forms, e-file instructions for individuals and businesses, and more:


For Preparing Other State Tax Returns

The Federation of Tax Administrators has a list of links to the current websites for all state tax agencies, which will enable you to find tax forms and other pertinent information.



The AARP Tax-Aide program is a service for the preparation and electronic filing of NJ and Federal personal tax returns. They offer this service in many locations, including the Princeton Public Library, the Princeton Senior Resource Center, the Nassau Presbyterian Church, as well as senior centers in Hamilton and Lawrence and other area public libraries. Most require an appointment and offer assistance on specific days and times. For locations, hours and more information, check the AARP Tax-Aide Locator.

The program at Princeton Public Library is by appointment only, on Monday mornings. Call 609-924-9529, ext. 1220, or stop by the Information Desk to schedule an appointment.

The AARP Foundation also offers a virtual tax preparation service. Please visit the AARP Foundation website for more information.


Vita Tax Assistance

The Vita tax assistance program, managed by the IRS, also provides free tax help and has multiple locations throughout New Jersey. Use the VITA Locator Tool to find the site nearest you. NJ211 also lists a number of these sites. The United Way of Greater Mercer County in Lawrenceville is a nearby Vita site in Mercer County.

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