Tax Help

Tax Help

Free Income Tax Help

AARP volunteers will be at the Civic Center Library on Thursdays from February 7th to April 11th to provide tax assistance to patrons with appointments and a very limited number of walk-ins. Appointments are preferred, however, drop-in tax help may also be available on a first-come, first-served basis if time permits.

Appointments are 75 minutes long and are at 10:00 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 12:30 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 2018 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 2018 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 2018
- ID and Social Security cards for yourself and all dependents

Other Tri-Valley Tax Assistance Options

AARP Tax-Aide Site Locator

Alameda County Libraries 

Livermore Senior Center
4444 East Avenue
Tuesdays 11am-4pm
Appointments Preferred; closed April 4

Pleasanton Senior Center
5353 Sunol Blvd.
Mondays 10am-3pm
Fridays 9am-2:30pm
Appointments Preferred; Closed February 18

Tri-Valley One-Stop 

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

1301 Clay Street
Oakland, CA 94612

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)