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Tax Information

Tax forms with pen and calculator
 
 

Tax Preparation Assistance

Help filing your 2019 tax return is available in the San Diego area including branch library locations.

February 13, 2020 (one day only) (IFFF)
11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Appointment preferred by calling 1-800-789-1627
 
February 5th - April 9th, 2020 (AARP)
Wednesdays: 11:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursdays: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday (March 7): 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Walk-In Only/No Appointments
 
February 12, 2020 (one day only) (IFFF)
11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Appointment preferred by calling 1-800-789-1627
 
February 4th - April 14th, 2020 (Home Start, Inc.)
Tuesdays: 1 - 7 p.m.
Thursdays: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Appointments required:
Online at www.myfreetaxes.org, or by calling
619-283-3624.
February 6th - April 9th, 2020 (AARP)
Thursdays: 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Must check-in before 3:30 p.m.
Walk-In Only/No Appointments
 
February 3rd – April 13th, 2020 (AARP)
(No assistance on Monday 2/17)
Mondays: 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Must check-in before 3:30 p.m.
Walk-In Only/No Appointments
You may add your name to the list for one date in the future at the site
 
February 4th - April 14th, 2020 (AARP)
Tuesdays: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Fridays: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Walk-In. Clients may also come in on any Tuesday or Friday and sign in on the sheet for TODAY or sign up for one (1) date in the future.
 
February 7th - April 10th, 2020 (AARP)
Fridays: 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Walk-In Only/No Appointments

Tax Forms

The San Diego Public Library's Central Library (3rd Floor) and the North University Community Library will have limited number of individual Federal and California State tax forms for the 2019 tax year. Due to IRS budget cuts, we will receive fewer IRS forms and instructions, with no schedules or related publications.

The Central Library will carry the following tax forms:

Federal Forms:

  • 1040 (available)
  • 1040-SR (available)

State Forms: 

  • 540 (available early Feb.)
  • 540 NR (available early Feb.)
  • 540 2EZ English (available)
  • 540 2EZ Spanish (available early Feb.)
 

The North University Community Library will carry the following tax forms:

Federal Forms:

  • 1040 + Instruction

State Forms: 

  • 540
  • 540 EZ
  • 540 NR
 

The following branch locations carry State tax forms only:

  • Carmel Mountain Ranch Library
  • Carmel Valley Branch Library
  • Logan Heights Branch Library
  • Pacific Beach Branch Library
  • Point Loma/Hervey Branch Library
  • San Carlos Branch Library
  • Serra Mesa-Kearny MesaBranch Library
  • Skyline Hills Branch Library

Tax forms and instructions can also be requested by:

Telephone

  • IRS (Internal Revenue Service): 1-800-829-3676
  • California FTB (Franchise Tax Board): 1-800-338-0505 (automated service) or 1-800-852-5711

 

Internet
Paper tax forms and instructions can be ordered from the IRS and FTB websites for delivery by U.S. mail or for faster results, printed or downloaded from their websites.

 

E-File
E-File is a fast and easy alternative to filing taxes by mail and some filers may be eligible to do it for free.  File taxes electronically online by visiting:
  • IRS (Internal Revenue Service): E-File
  • California FTB (Franchise Tax Board): E-File

Resources

VITA Centers
 
VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) and TCE (Tax Counseling for the Elderly) provide free tax assistance to people with low to moderate incomes (VITA) and the elderly (TCE).
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