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                    Operations Alert
No.  04-06


DATE  : November 22, 2004

TO    : Network Libraries
FROM  : Freddie Peaco

Subject :      IRS 2004 tax forms

The Internal Revenue Service Alternative Media Center (IRS AMC) has begun braille production
of its 2004 tax forms. As in the past, the following publications will be produced in braille for
automatic distribution to braille-lending libraries:

1040 and Instructions

1040A and Instructions

1040EZ and Instructions

Publication 17 (tax guide)

Publication 334 (small business)

Tax tables

Libraries that wish to receive these documents must:

E-mail a list of the publications required in braille format, along with the quantity desired for
each

Include the full name and address of your library

Include the name of the staff member requesting the forms

Send to Freddie Peaco, [log in to unmask], by close of business Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Libraries may also download the materials from www.irs.gov then follow the accessibility link.
Copies of downloaded/saved documents may be embossed for distribution to patrons.

As a third option libraries may provide patrons instructions for downloading the publications
directly.  Patrons may complete the forms online and then print them; however, they must have
the full Adobe Acrobat software program to save them.

Please notify Ms. Peaco if your library decides to download the information directly.

E-mail inquiries about additional tax products in accessible formats to Maureen Goulder,
Alternative Media Center, at [log in to unmask]


For more information contact:

Freddie Peaco
Volunteer Coordinator
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