There are four different ways to obtain forms and publications from the IRS: the Internet, by mail, from taxpayer assistance centers and from centers set up in communities. Some other places to look for forms in a community include the library, grocery stores and copy centers.
In an effort to cut down costs, and because there is significant growth in electronic filing, the Internal Revenue Service no longer automatically mails paper tax forms and packages. As of 2015, if an individual would like forms mailed, he can contact the IRS for current tax forms, publications and instructions, as well as prior year forms. The individual can expect to receive the order within 10 days.