Tax Help

Tax Help

Civic Center Library

The filing deadline to submit 2017 tax returns is Tuesday, April 17, 2018.

AARP volunteers will be at the Civic Center Library on Thursdays from February 1st to April 12th to provide free on-site income tax assistance to patrons with appointments and a very limited number of walk-ins. Appointments will be 75 minutes long and will begin at 10:00 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 2:15 p.m.  Please call (925) 373-5505 to schedule an appointment.

To use this service, you must:

  • have been a full year CA resident during 2017 and have no out-of-state income
  • be willing to have the return e-filed
  • if married, have your spouse sign the return during the appointment
  • have had no cancellation of debt in 2017 except personal credit card debt
  • be present when called

Please bring the following documents to your appointment:

  • A copy of last year’s tax return
  • A W-2 from each employer
  • All 1099 forms
  • All forms indicating federal and state income tax paid
  • Unemployment compensation statements
  • Dependent care provider information
  • Forms and receipts for itemizing deductions
  • The cost of any stocks or bonds sold in 2017
  • ID and Social Security cards for yourself and all dependents

Other Local Free Tax Help

To find another AARP Tax-Aide site near you, visit AARP Tax or call toll-free (888) 227-7669.

Robert Livermore Community Center Tax Help
Tuesdays, February 6 – April 10 (Closed April 4)
(925) 373-5760

Tri-Valley One-Stop Dublin Free Tax Preparation 
Wednesdays, January 24 – April 11
(925) 560-9431

Dublin Library Tax Assistance
Saturdays, February 3 – April 14 (Closed March 17)
(925) 803-7272

Pleasanton Public Library Free Tax Help
Saturdays, January 27 – April 14
(925) 931-3400 x 4

Pleasanton Senior Center
Mondays & Fridays, February 2 – April 16
(925) 931-5365

Internal Revenue Service

Forms, Instructions 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 from the California FTB

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)