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Tax Forms and Assistance

Tax forms with pen and calculator
 
 

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 2022 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 Forms English (available)
  • 1040 Instructions English (available)
  • 1040-SR Forms English (coming soon)
  • 1040-SR Instructions English (coming soon)
  • 1040 Forms Spanish (coming soon)
  • 1040Instructions Spanish (coming soon)
  • 1040-SR Forms Spanish (coming soon)
  • 1040-SR Instructions Spanish (coming soon)

State Forms: 

  • 540 (coming soon)
  • 540 NR (coming soon)
  • 540 2EZ English (coming soon)
  • 540 2EZ Spanish (coming soon)

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

Federal Forms:

  • 1040 Forms English (coming soon)
  • 1040 Instructions English (coming soon)
  • 1040-SR Forms English (coming soon)
  • 1040-SR Instructions English (coming soon)

State Forms: 

  • 540 (coming soon)
  • 540 EZ (coming soon)
  • 540 NR (coming soon)

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 2022 tax return is available in the San Diego area including branch library locations.

Allied Gardens/Benjamin Branch Library
Click here for more details.
February 6th - April 12th (AARP)*
(No assistance on Monday 2/20)
Mondays: 11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Wednesdays: 12:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Walk-In Only/No Appointments
*Due to volunteer shortages, dates may be cancelled without prior notice.
 
College-Rolando Branch Library
February 7th - April 13th (AARP)
Tuesdays: 11:30 a.m. - 5:00 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
Click here for more details.
January 23rd - April 10th (Home Start)
Mondays: 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
By Appointment Only
Call 619-229-3660 or 
to make an appointment or for more information.
 
 
Pacific Beach/Taylor Branch Library
Click here for more details.
February 6th - April 10th (AARP)
(No assistance on Monday 2/20)
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
Click here for more details.
February 3rd - April 14th (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

Legal Aid Society of San Diego and San Diego Law Library present: Taxes 2022 Preparation and Selected UIB Discussion 
Monday, February 6th from 12-1PM (English)
Monday, February 27th from 12-1PM (Spanish)
 
In this webinar (Zoom), representatives from Legal Aid Society of San Diego’s Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) and Unemployment Insurance Benefits (UIB) depts. will explain details about: 
  • Best preparation for 2023 tax season
  • Key sunset and changes in tax law applicable for 2022 and prior tax years.
  • Selected 2022 tax topics discussion: Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Child Tax Credit (CTC), 1099-K income, Interest Income, Unemployment, Education, and Premium Tax Credit (PTC).
  • Applying for UIB w/ EDD, fraud prevention strategies and tips for appeal.
  • Services provided at our LITC and UIB departments.
 

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).
 
  • 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.