Ohio taxpayers can find instructions for the state's income tax forms through the state's official website, as of February 2015. The instructions for filling out personal income tax and school district income tax are for form IT 1040. Public institutions, such as libraries, may also distribute instruction booklets and forms.
Instructions for form IT 1040 are in PDF format. Taxpayers can print off all or part of the instructions. The entire instruction booklet for 2014 income has more than 50 pages. These instructions are used for full-year residents, part-year residents and nonresidents who work and earn money in Ohio. The instruction booklet does not contain tax forms. The Ohio Department of Taxation offers tax help and forms for citizens at the office located at 4485 Northland Ridge Boulevard in Columbus. Citizens can stop by from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Public libraries, such as the Westerville Public Library and The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, distribute Ohio state income tax forms and instructions. These libraries also assist patrons by printing out tax forms from the state's website. The main library in Cincinnati keeps these forms in the Information and Reference Department. All branches of this library system contain select tax forms and instructions for the state of Ohio. Libraries offer free tax assistance through the AARP during the peak of income tax season.