Tax Time is Here Again

Tax season is upon us! Palo Alto City Library is here to help you locate the information you need to file your taxes! 

Income Tax Preparation

IRS-certified volunteers will provide free basic 2018 income tax return preparation to qualified individuals who earned $54,000 or less. First come, first served. Last files accepted no later than 2 pm. For details, click here.

PACL dates:

  • February 2, 9, 16, & 23
  • March 2 & 9
  • April 6 & 13

A list of other locations in Santa Clara County offering this service can be found here.

Tax Forms & Filing Information

Tax Forms

The Palo Alto City Library does not provide tax forms. Please use the following links to find your forms: 

File Returns

Follow these links to find out which address to use to file forms: Federal or CA State.

Get Help

State assistance, local offices
Live telephone assistance: (800) 852-5711
Automated telephone assistance: (800) 338-0505

Closest California State Franchise Tax Board Office:
             San Francisco
             121 Spear Street, Suite 400
             San Francisco, CA 94105-1584
              phone: (800) 852-5711 

Federal assistance, local offices
Live telephone assistance: (800) 829-1040
Closest IRS Office:
                 San Jose 
                 55 S. Market Street, Suite 100
                 San Jose, CA 95113
                 phone: (408) 283-1569

NOTE:  We can help you locate information, but we can't provide assistance with filling out forms or help determine which forms are right for you.  

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