Community Resources

 

Health Insurance Open Enrollment Questions - Fast Facts

1. The enrollment period started November 1 and ends on December 15. (In prior years, the enrollment period lasted until January 31.)

2. Consumers can find free enrollment help at https://localhelp.healthcare.gov

3. Consumers who know they are eligible for financial assistance can shop on the exchange at https://www.healthcare.gov. (Remember: the site will not be available during open enrollment from midnight until 12 p.m. on every Sunday except December 10.) 

4. Consumers’ Checkbook, a plan comparison tool that was released by the Pennsylvania Department of Insurance last year, now displays plans for 2018. It allows shoppers to compare on- and off-exchange plans using a variety of factors, including monthly premium and estimated yearly cost. The plan comparison tool is also valuable for those who do not qualify for financial assistance and could be affected by the rate increases necessitated by the Trump Administration’s decision to end payments for cost-sharing reductions.

5. For more information on 2018 rates and additional resources for shopping for health insurance, visit www.insurance.pa.gov

Voter and Election Resources

Candidates, Issues and Voting Access Information
PA Voter Registration -- Register to vote online, review PA Voter ID law, find a polling place, file an election complaint, find election forms and resources
Dauphin County -- Polling places list, voter registration information, election results
PennsylvaniaVotes.org -- Look up a legislator's votes, look up bills, interact with other Pennsylvanians
Vote411.org -- A service of the League of Women Voters, find polling places, includes search by topic online voters' guide

Information Fact-checking
FactCheck.org -- A project of the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg Public Policy Center
OpenSecrets.org -- A nonpartisan guide to money's influence on U.S. elections and public policy.
Snopes -- A shortcut to the politics section of the well known urban legends debunking page.

 

Local Information

Dauphin County Web Site
Trulia - Harrisburg community information
PA Commuter Services

 

Emergency Information

Libraries & Museums

 

Libraries

Museums

 

 

Government

 

County

Dauphin County government
Dauphin County Dept. of Community & Economic Development

 

State

PA Bureau of Consumer Protection/Attorney General
PA Department of Revenue
PA House of Representatives
PA Senate
PA State Data Center
PA State Web Site
Pennsylvania Office of the Governor

 

Local Government

Upper Dauphin Council of Governments
Municipal & County Officials

Dauphin County Municipalities:

 

Tax Help

Looking for IRS Tax Forms and Instructions?

tax formsDue to IRS budget cuts, the IRS will only provide public libraries with these three forms:

  • 1040

  • 1040A

  • 1040EZ
     

A limited number of paper copies of instructions for 1040, 1040A or 1040EZ will be available at The Library.

If you need paper copies of forms or instructions, the IRS provides these options:

  • Visit IRS.gov/forms to view and download
  • Visit IRS.gov/orderforms to order tax products to be delivered by mail
  • Call 1-800-829-3676 to order tax products to be delivered by mail

Visit any of our locations to get the available tax forms (printing or copy fees may apply), or pick up books and other materials to help you complete your taxes. Library staff cannot give tax advice but can help you access the information you need! Or, use some of the helpful links below to complete your taxes.

 

Internal Revenue Service Forms and Instructions

AARP Tax-Aide prepares tax returns and answers tax questions for low and middle-income taxpayers, age 60 and older. You can contact AARP directly by calling toll-free, 1-888-AARPNOW (1-888-227-7669) or by visiting their website.

AARP Tax-Aide Site Locator

IRS Free File provides options for free brand-name tax software or online forms plus free electronic filing. For more information, visit IRS Free File.

Pennsylvania Municipal Statistics Tax Report can help you find your municipality and county tax information.

The IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) Programs offer Free Tax Return Preparation for You by Volunteers for taxpayers who qualify.

 

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