Tax Resources 2021
The Metropolitan Library System is here to help make this tax season a little less stressful!
Check out our Income Tax Resources page for access to:
Visit any Metropolitan Library location to have us print free federal and state tax forms for you.
We also have a variety of print and eBooks to help you prepare your taxes this year!
Disclaimer: Please note that Metropolitan Library System staff are neither tax experts nor tax advisers. Consult IRS.gov for the most up-to-date tax information.
After filing your taxes, you might be looking for ways to become more financially fit this year! Look no further than your favorite library system for a wide variety of print and digital resources to help set you, your family, or your small business up for success for years to come.
Understanding the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)
The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) helps low- to moderate-income workers and families get a tax break. If you qualify, you can use the credit to reduce the taxes you owe – and maybe increase your refund.
Did you receive a letter from the IRS about the EITC? Find out what to do.
You may claim the EITC if your income is low- to moderate. The amount of your credit may change if you have children, dependents, are disabled or meet other criteria.
Military and clergy should review our Special EITC Rules because using this credit may affect other government benefits.
Use our EITC qualification assistant to find out if you qualify and for how much.Check If you Qualify
Books and eBooks @ Your Library
- J.K. Lasser's Your Income Tax
- Know yourself, know your money : discover why you handle money the way you do, and what to do about by Rachel Cruze
- Little Book of Common Sense Investing by John Bogle
- Get Good With Money: Ten Simple Steps to Becoming Financially Whole by Tiffany Aliche
- Investing for Dummies (2021 copyright) by Eric Tyson
- Clever Girl Finance: Learn How Investing Works, Grow Your Money by Bola Sokunbi
- The ultimate guide to frugal living : save money, plan ahead, pay off debt & live well by Daisy Luther
- The buy nothing, get everything plan : discover the joy of spending less, sharing more, and living by Liesl Clark
- Money hacks : 275+ ways to decrease spending, increase savings, and make your money work for you! by Lisa Rowan
- Personal finance 101 : from saving and investing to taxes and loans, an essential primer on personal by Alfred Mill
- Blue collar cash : love your work, secure your future, and find happiness for life by Ken Rusk
- The ultimate retirement guide for 50+ : winning strategies to make your money last a lifetime by Suze Orman
Databases @ Your Library
- Business Source
Provides the full-text of thousands of journals covering all business disciplines, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance, and economics. Additionally, it provides market research reports, industry reports, country reports, company profiles, and SWOT analyses.
- Business USA
A resource to help small businesses access the services they need to grow. Find resources to grow your business, learn about taxes and credits, learn about new health care changes, seek disaster assistance, and more.
- Consumer Reports
Access the latest reviews and ratings of cars, appliances, electronics, home and garden equipment, products for babies and kids and more from Consumer Reports.
- LinkedIn Learning (previously Lynda.com)
LinkedIn Learning contains thousands of self-paced online courses that you can use to learn more about business, CAD, design, education, hardware and software, technology, video, web design and much more. NOTE: To sign in to LinkedIn Learning, use your last name as your Library Card PIN.
- Mergent Intellect
Mergent Intellect contains comprehensive business information on hundreds of millions of U.S. and international businesses. It also provides residential search information for over 210 million U.S. consumers, demographic information based on the latest Census data, and job search information for career seekers.
- Morningstar Investment Research Center
Provides real-time access to comprehensive data and independent analysis on thousands of mutual funds, stocks, exchange-traded funds, and closed-end funds.
Contains directory information for millions of new, current and historical U.S. businesses and U.S. residents and it contains a listing of U.S. jobs and internships. Directory information on businesses includes the name of a business, its address, telephone number, headquarters, ticker symbol, credit rating, number of employees, estimated sales volume, and more. Business owners can use ReferenceUSA to conduct market research and create maps and charts of similar businesses in the area.
- Small Business Reference Center
A comprehensive resource for small business owners and those interested in starting a business, Small Business Reference Center offers full-text coverage of magazines, journals, trade publications, and industry reports. It also offers a start-up kit and sample business plans, U.S. tax forms, state-specific resources, videos, and reference books.
- Value Line
Provides comprehensive information and expert investing advice on thousands of stocks, mutual funds, options, and other securities.