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U.S. Constitution, Statutes, Legal Forms, Business & Personal Law, Political Parties,
U.S. Government, State and Local Government, Legislators, Tax Forms and Information

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Online Resources

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Legal Information Reference Center Iconn   Search 225 legal reference sources in full text including Nolo books.
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  Social Services, Consumer Protection and more.


Tax Forms & Information

Connecticut Tax Forms
New York State Tax Forms
Internal Revenue Service (IRS) - US federal income tax forms, information and tips. Includes warnings about tax frauds and scams, information about filing online and the ability to track the status of your refund.

Connecticut DRS Contact and Tax Assistance

IRSTelephone Assistance - Call 800-829-1040/individuals and 800-829-4933/businesses.
IRS Taxpayer Assistance Centers in Connecticut - for face-to-face tax help.

Free File - Your Link to Free Online Filing - online tax preparation and electronic filing through a partnership between the IRS and the Free File Alliance, LLC. Taxpayers can do their federal income tax returns using commercial online software or fillable forms provided by the Free File Alliance companies. Explains eligibility requirements for this free service, steps to get started and a list of related FAQ's.
Free Tax Return Preparation For You by Volunteers
- Information about the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program and the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) Program which offer free tax help if you quality. In addition to free tax return preparation assistance, many sites also offer free electronic filing.


Websites

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Ridgefield's Legislators

Dannel P. Malloy, Governor of Connecticut
Nancy Wyman, Lieutenant Governor
Richard Blumenthal, United States Senator
Chris Murphy, United States Senator
Jim Himes, United States Congressman, Connecticut's 4th District
John Frey, State Representative
Toni Boucher, State Senator
Rudy Marconi, First Selectman

Political Parties

Ridgefield Democrats
Ridgefield Republicans
Democratic National Committee
Republican National Committee
Independent American Party
Libertarian Party
Green Party

Local, State and Federal Government

Town of Ridgefield
Town of Ridgefield Registrar's Office - Voter registration and iInformation
State of Connecticut
U.S. Congress
Congressional Directory
United States Government Manual
U.S. Government Printing Office - Government publications
The White House
U.S. Constitution - with links to constitutional amendments

Government and Politics

Common Cause - Nonpartisan/nonprofit; works to promote an accountable government.
FactCheck.org - Nonpartisan/nonprofit; works to monitor factual accuracy in U.S politics.
GovEngine.com - Provides access to online government information.
USA.gov - Government Made Easy. U.S. Government's Official Web Portal.
Mobile Apps from USA.gov
Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents of the United States
League of Women Voters
Project Vote Smart

Law and Legislation

ABA LawInfo.org
Bar Associations
Connecticut 2005 State Building CodePDF
Connecticut Judicial Branch - Law libraries - legal resources and information
Connecticut Network for Legal Aid
Connecticut Office of the Attorney General - Connecticut's Living Will Laws and Form
Connecticut Statutes
Connecticut State Register and Manual
Findlaw For The Public
Living Wills - State of Connecticut Office of the Attorney General
Martindale.com - Find lawyers and law firms
New York State Unified Court System
Nolo Law Center
Supreme Court
U.S. Code Collection


 

Library Materials

Circulating materials, most reference books and non-fiction video shelved together in the stacks. Print magazines and newspapers on display or ask at the Reference Desk. Audiobooks shelved separately.

Books/DVD/Audiobooks

Constitution – 342.73
Constitutional Amendments -  342.730853
Forms of Government – 320
Political Parties -- 320.4
Business Law – 346.7306
Legal Forms – 349
Tax Information – 336.2

College Courses on CD and DVD -  shelved with Audiobooks

Magazines/Newspapers

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