Tax Help

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Tax Help

Civic Center Library

The filing deadline to submit 2016 tax returns was Tuesday, April 18, 2017. If you need to file an extension, visit the links below for details:
Filing a federal tax extension

Filing a California tax extension 

Check back next year for free on-site income tax help from specially-trained AARP volunteers at the Civic Center Library. To find an AARP Tax-Aide site near you, visit AARP Tax or call toll-free (888) 227-7669. 

Other Local Free Tax Help

Tri-Valley One-Stop Career Center | Call (925) 560-9431 for assistance.

2016 Tax Forms & Publications

Form 1040-EZ Instructions, Tax Return for Single and Joint Filers With No Dependents
Form 1040-A Instructions, U.S. Individual Income Tax Return
Form 1040 Instructions, U.S. Individual Income Tax Return
Schedule 8812 Instructions (Form 1040A or 1040), Child Tax Credit
Schedule A Instructions (Form 1040), Itemized Deductions
Schedule C Instructions (Form 1040), Profit or Loss From Business (Sole Proprietorship)
Schedule D Instructions (Form 1040), Capital Gains and Losses
Schedule E Instructions (Form 1040), Supplemental Income and Loss
Schedule F Instructions (Form 1040), Profit or Loss From Farming
Schedule H Instructions (Form 1040), Household Employment Taxes
Schedule J Instructions (Form 1040), Income Averaging for Farmers and Fishermen
Schedule R Instructions (Form 1040A or 1040), Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled
Schedule SE Instructions (Form 1040), Self-Employment Tax

Internal Revenue Service

Forms and Publications from the IRS
Free Tax Return Preparation for Qualifying Taxpayers

Phone Numbers
1-800-829-3676   Forms
1-800-829-1040   Help
1-800-829-4059   TTY

Local Offices
185 Lennon Lane
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
925-974-3898

1301 Clay Street
Oakland, CA 94612
510-907-5000

California Franchise Tax Board

Forms and Publications

Phone Numbers
1-800-338-0505   Forms
1-800-852-5711   Help
1-800-822-6268   TTY

Local Office
1515 Clay Street, Suite 305
Oakland, CA 94612
(no phone service)