The IRS releases tax tips on how to get forms and publications.

The IRS releases tax tips on how to get forms and publications.

Here are four easy ways to obtain tax forms and publications from the IRS:

On the Internet- You can get IRS forms and instructions quickly and easily by visiting the website 24 hours a day seven days a week. They often appear online before they are available on paper. To view and download tax products, select “Forms and Pubs.”

By Telephone- Call (800-829-3676) Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. local time to order current or prior year forms and instructions or IRS publications. Hours of service in  Alaska and Hawaii follow Pacific Time. You will receive your order by mail, usually within seven to 10 days.

In IRS Taxpayer Assistance Centers- There are Taxpayer Assistance Centers located across the country where you can pick up many IRS forms and publications. IRS offices also offer face-to-face help for taxpayers who want personal tax assistance.

To find the center nearest to you, visit and click on “Help & Resources” and then “Contact Your Local IRS Office.” Select your state for a list of offices, as well as a list of services available at each office. You can also find a Center near you by  using the “Office Locator” link, which allows you to search by using your zip code.

In Your Community- Many libraries and post offices offer free tax forms during the tax filing season. Some libraries also have copies of commonly requested IRS publications.
For additional information about free IRS tax products and services, see Publication 2053A, Quick and Easy Access to IRS Tax Help and Forms, and Publication 910, IRS Guide to  Free Tax Services.