Tax Preparation Help at Gold Coast

Tax Forms:

Selected New York State tax forms and publications are available at the library.

Federal tax forms are available at the Reference desk. Instruction booklets may be ordered by calling this toll-free number on Weekdays between 7 AM and 7 PM: 1-800-829-3676

State and Federal forms and booklets are also available online:

***A Note about NYS Tax Forms***

In previous years the Gold Coast Library has received a large supply of NYS forms and instruction booklets. We have been unsuccessful in our efforts to procure the same quantity of those items for tax year 2016. A much smaller number of forms and only a handful of booklets has been delivered for distribution to our community.

The Federal IRS stopped sending forms and booklets several years ago.

The NYS Instruction booklet may be checked out for a 7-Day loan period. Ask for it at the Reference Desk.

Copies of all forms will be printed without charge at the Reference Desk.


Phone Numbers:

Forms (Federal) 1 800-829-3676
Assistance (Federal) 1 800-829-1040

Forms (NYS) 518-457-5431
Information (NYS) 518-457-5181

Additional Tax Help:

VITA tax help link:


Assistance and Tax Forms for People with Disabilities:

AARP tax help link:


STAR Tax Exemption Registration:

New legislation requires all homeowners receiving a Basic STAR exemption to register with the Tax Department in order to receive STAR exemptions in 2014 and subsequent years.

There are two types of STAR exemptions:

*Basic STAR*
available for owner-occupied, primary residences where the resident owners' and their spouses income is less than $500,000 exempts the first $30,000 of the full value of a home from school taxes

*Enhanced STAR*
provides an increased benefit for the primary residences of senior citizens (age 65 and older) with qualifying incomes exempts the first $64,200 of the full value of a home from school taxes as of 2014-15 school tax bills (up from $63,300 in 2013-14)

To learn more about STAR registration, visit the Tax Department: or call: (518) 457–2036.

STAR materials are available in Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Italian, Russian and Haitian Creole.