As of 2015, American taxpayers can obtain federal income tax forms through IRS.gov or through local taxpayer assistance centers, according to the Internal Revenue Service. Consumers may search through current forms, past forms, e-books and publications in PDF format through IRS.gov. Taxpayers find their nearest taxpayer assistance center by clicking on the office locator map through IRS.gov. The agency also distributes tax forms to post offices and public libraries through the tax forms outlet program, says District Dispatch.
Taxpayers can find popular individual tax forms and publications on the Web page entitled Forms and Publications on IRS.gov. Individuals click on hyperlinks for Form 1040, Form W-9, Form W-4 and Form 9465. These links appear on the left side of a chart down the center of the page. A summary of each form's purpose, plus a hyperlink to the instructions, appears along the right side of the chart.
Individuals choose a state on the office locator function to find their nearest IRS taxpayer assistance center, says IRS.gov. Otherwise, users may click on the link for the ZIP code locator. The ZIP code finder determines which IRS office is closest to someone's home, and it finds every office within a 100-mile radius.