Tax Season Resources – Tax Prep Assistance
The IRS and the CA Franchise Tax Board do not distribute paper copies of tax forms or guides to US Post Offices or public libraries as these agencies have done in the past. You have to use the Internet resources to find and obtain copies. The ACLL Reference Desk staff is happy to assist you with locating the Internet URL for the forms for your personal filing needs. We charge $0.20 per page for printing of all forms and guides.
The forms can also be researched at these sites:
Internal Revenue Service IRS — http://www.irs.gov/Forms-&-Pubs
CA Franchise Tax Board — https://www.ftb.ca.gov/forms/search/index.aspx
Free tax preparation for:
Locations & Times:
Oakland Main Library
125 14th Street (in the Bradley Walters Community Room), 238-3134
- Mondays, 10 am to 3 pm
- Wednesdays, 12 to 4 pm
- Saturdays, 10 am to 3 pm
No advance appointments; arrive early to sign up for a time slot
César E. Chávez Branch
3301 East 12th St,, Suite 271, 535-5620
- Thursdays, 10 am to 3:30 pm
- Fridays, 12 to 3:30 pm
Call for an appointment. Some walk-ins may be accepted; call for information.
3565 Fruitvale Avenue, 482-7844
- Tuesdays, 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm
- Thursdays, 10:30 am to 3:30 pm
Call for an appointment.
7200 Bancroft Avenue, Suite 211, 615-5726
- Fridays, 12 to 4 pm
No advance appointments; arrive early to sign up for a time slot.
Golden Gate Branch
5606 San Pablo Avenue, 597-5023
- Wednesdays, 10 am to 3:30 pm
Call for an appointment.
ALAMEDA COUNTY RESIDENTS
Alameda County Social Services Agency is providing free tax preparation assistance for individuals and households whose 2014 income is $53,000 or less. Residents are invited to have their taxes prepared by IRS-certified preparers at no cost. Have your tax refund as quickly as 7 to 10 days. No appointments are necessary. County employees, who meet the income guidelines, are encouraged to take advantage of this no cost service.
Walk-ins or drop off/pick up services are available.
Hours of operations: January 21 – April 15, 2015
Mondays and Wednesdays: 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm//Saturdays: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Thomas L. Berkley Office 2000 San Pablo Ave, Oakland 94612
Enterprise Office 8477 Enterprise Way, Oakland 94621
Eden Multi-Service Center 24100 Amador St, Hayward 94544
For more information, contact program coordinator Lorena Briseño at firstname.lastname@example.org or (510) 271-9141.
SOUTH COUNTY RESIDENTS
The Hayward Public Library provides this information page .
From the Fremont Public Library’s website
Free AARP income tax preparation assistance is offered at Fremont Library Wednesdays and Fridays, 9:30 am—2:30 pm from Feb. 4 through April 15 Tax help is for people with middle and low incomes, with special attention to those over age 65. Other times and locations are listed below for your convenience. Appointment required unless noted. Call 847-918-3225 to make an appointment.
Ela Area Library (Lake Zurich) Saturdays 9:15 am-12:15 pm Call 847-438-3433
Grayslake Public Library Wednesdays 9:30 am-1:30 pm Call 847-223-5313. No service April 8.
Wauconda Area Library Tuesdays & Wednesdays 9 am-12 pm Call 847-526-6225
Warren-Newport Library (Gurnee) Mondays & Fridays 9 am-12 pm WALK IN, MUST FILE ELECTRONICALLY
Barrington Council on Aging (6000 Garlands Ln. Barrington) Tuesdays & Thursdays 9 am-1 pm, Fridays 9 am-1 pm Call 847-381-5030
Lake Forest/Lake Bluff Senior Center (100 E Old Mill Rd. Lake Forest) Fridays 9am-3pm Call 847-234-2209
Belvidere Recreation Center (412 S. Lewis Ave. Waukegan) Tuesdays 9 am-12 pm & Thursdays 9 am-12 pm WALK IN