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Tax Forms

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Tax Forms

The San Diego Public Library's Central Library (2nd and 3rd Floors) and the North University Community Library will have limited number of individual Federal and California State tax forms for the 2021 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 (2nd and 3rd Floors):

Federal Forms:

  • 1040/1040-SR Forms English (available)
  • 1040/1040-SR Instructions English (available)
  • 1040/1040-SR Forms Spanish (out of stock)
  • 1040/1040-SR Instructions Spanish (out of stock)

State Forms: 

  • 540 (available)
  • 540 NR (available)
  • 540 2EZ English (available)
  • 540 2EZ Spanish (available)

The North University Community Branch Library will carry the following tax forms. Please call branch to check availability:

Federal Forms:

  • 1040/1040-SR Forms 
  • 1040/1040-SR Instructions

State Forms: 

  • 540
  • 540 EZ
  • 540 NR

The following branch locations will carry State tax forms only. Please call the branch to check availability:


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

Tax Preparation Assistance

Help filing your 2021 tax return is available in the San Diego area including branch library locations.

Allied Gardens/Benjamin Branch Library
Click here for more details
February 7th - April 11th (AARP)*
(No assistance on Monday 2/21)
Mondays: 12:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Walk-In Only/No Appointments
*Due to volunteer shortages, dates may be cancelled without prior notice.
 
College-Rolando Branch Library
February 8th - April 14th (AARP)
Tuesdays: 11:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Thursdays: 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Signs-up for appointments in-person.
Walk-ins welcome but not guaranteed.
 
Mission Valley Branch Library
February 1st - April 12th (Home Start)
Tuesdays: 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
By Appointment Only
Call 619-952-7684 or 
to make an appointment or for more information.
 
 
North University Community Branch Library
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February 3rd - April 14th (AARP)
Thursdays: 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
By Appointment Only
Sign-ups for appointments in-person only on the Thursdays that AARP is at the branch library
 
Pacific Beach/Taylor Branch Library
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February 7th - April 11th (AARP)
(No assistance on Monday 2/21)
Mondays: 11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
By Appointment Only
Sign-ups for appointments in-person only on the Mondays that AARP is at the branch library
 
Serra Mesa-Kearny Mesa Branch Library
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February 4th - April 15th (AARP)
Fridays: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
By Appointment Only
Sign-ups for appointments in-person only on the Fridays that AARP is at the branch library
 

Resources

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).
 
  • For taxpayers who made less than $72,000 in 2020, the IRS offers free online filing and preparation software for federal and state from their partners. Learn which options are available with their free online lookup tool.
  • Taxpayers who earned more than $72,000 in 2020 may file their federal taxes for free online using their Free File Fillable Forms.