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Tax Information

Tax Information

Tax season is upon us and the library can help even though we are presently closed for in-person services and programs. On this page you will find information on the California Franchise Tax Board, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance), MyFreeTaxes.com, and other services.

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Where to Get Forms and Instructions

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

California Franchise Tax Board (FTB)

  • Download forms and publications from the FTB
  • Call 800.338.0505 or write to the address below to order tax forms and instructions to be delivered by mail:
    TAX FORMS REQUEST UNIT
    Franchise Tax Board
    PO BOX 307
    Rancho Cordova, CA 95741-0307
  • The California Earned Income Tax Credit is a cash-back tax credit that puts money back into the pockets of California’s working families and individuals, including the self-employed, who earned $30,000 or less in 2020. Learn more by visiting the FTB’s website.

You can also contact your local library to see which tax forms and publications are available to pick up today.

Government Agencies

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Tax Assistance

MyFreeTaxes

Provides easy, free, tax help you can trust. The MyFreeTaxes Partnership provides free state and federal tax preparation and filing assistance. It’s easy, safe, secure and 100 percent free.

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide 

Offers free, individualized tax preparation for low-to moderate-income taxpayers – especially those 60 and older – at more than 5,000 locations nationwide.

VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance)

A program that generally offers free tax help to people who make $56,000 or less and need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals in local communities. Assistance is generally available from February 1 through April 15th. The VITA program specializes in assisting disabled taxpayers, those with low to limited income, and non-English speaking taxpayers.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do libraries have tax forms this year?

Yes, and you can pick them up at Sidewalk Service locations. Call to make sure the library has the form you need, and staff will arrange a pick-up appointment for you.

Last year, library staff printed a specific tax form for me. Will they do it this year too?

Yes, library staff will print a specific form upon request but you will need to view instructions, tables, and schedules online. Staff cannot provide advice to you about which form you need. Once you decide which form you want, call any Sidewalk Service library to ask for a form print and pickup appointment.

The library closest to me has run out of forms; will you send more forms to my library?

Once a library runs out of forms, you will need to pick them up from a different library. Staff can help you locate a form at another nearby library, if they are still available.

Will you mail tax forms to me?

Tax forms can be picked up through Sidewalk Service.

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