ELLSWORTH — Maine state income tax forms in paper format will no longer be available at public libraries throughout the state.
In a cost saving measure, the Maine Department of Revenue will no longer be supplying libraries with copies of the most commonly used forms and instruction booklets. Nor will forms be mailed to individuals as they have been in the past. Taxpayers can obtain forms by calling the Department of Revenue or ordering or printing forms online.
The Ellsworth Public Library will dedicate one of its Internet computers for people who need to print forms.
The library charges 25 cents per page for printing and photocopying. Taxpayers will need to know which forms and other information they need. The Ellsworth library will continue to have paper copies of many federal tax forms and instructions available this year.
Volunteers from AARP will also be offering tax preparation assistance at the Ellsworth library on Mondays starting Feb. 1. This service is available to low-income, elderly and/or disabled individuals. An appointment is required.