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Tax Preparation Assistance

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

Allied Gardens/Benjamin Branch Library
February 5th - April 10th (AARP)
(No assistance on Tuesday 3/27)
Mondays: 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tuesdays: Noon - 4 p.m.
Walk-ins only, no sign-ups.
College-Rolando Branch Library
February 7th - April 12th (AARP)
Wednesdays: 11:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Thursdays: 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Walk-ins only, no sign-ups.
Mira Mesa Branch Library
February 1st - April 12th (SAY San Diego)
Thursdays: 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Appointment required by calling:
858-565-4148 ext. 280
Mission Valley Branch Library
Starting January 30th (SAY San Diego)
Tuesdays: 1:00 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Appointment required by calling:
858-565-4148 ext. 280
North University Community Branch Library
February 8th - April 9th (AARP)
Thursday: 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
First come, first served.
Oak Park Branch Library
Only on April 12th (AARP)
Thursday: 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
First come, first served.
Pacific Beach Branch Library
February 5th - April 9th
Mondays: 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Must check-in by 3:30 p.m.
Point Loma/Hervey Branch Library
February 6th - April 13th (AARP)
Tuesdays: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Fridays: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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).

Tax forms and instructions can also be requested by:


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


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 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
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