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Tax season is upon us, but don’t worry, the library is here to help. On this page you will find information on the California Franchise Tax Board, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance), MyFreeTaxes.com, and library events that can help you file your taxes.

Where to Get Forms and Instructions for Tax Year 2016

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

California Franchise Tax Board (FTB)

  • Download forms and publications from the FTB
  • Call (800) 338-0505 or write to the address below to order tax forms and instructions to be delivered by mail:
    TAX FORMS REQUEST UNIT
    Franchise Tax Board
    PO BOX 307
    Rancho Cordova, CA 95741-0307

You can also contact your local library to see which tax forms and publications are available to pick up today.

Government Agencies

IRS (Internal Revenue Service)
Los Angeles Field Office

300 N. Los Angeles St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Phone: (213) 576-3009
Website: www.irs.gov/Forms-&-Pubs
E-File: www.irs.gov/efile/index.html

California FTB (Franchise Tax Board)
Los Angeles Field Office

300 S. Spring Street, Suite 5704
Los Angeles, CA 90013

Phone: (800) 852-5711
24/7 Automated: (800) 338-0505
Website: www.ftb.ca.gov/forms
E-File: www.ftb.ca.gov/individuals/efile/allsoftware.shtml

MyFreeTaxes

MyFreeTaxes provides easy, free, tax help you can trust. The MyFreeTaxes Partnership provides free state and federal tax preparation and filing assistance for qualified individuals or families with a combined income of $64,000 or less in 2016. It's easy, safe, secure and 100 percent free. For more information please visit www.myfreetaxes.com/colapublib.

AARP - Tax Aide

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free, individualized tax preparation for low-to moderate-income taxpayers - especially those 60 and older - at more than 5,000 locations nationwide. To find a location near you, please visit http://www.aarp.org/applications/VMISLocator/searchTaxAideLocations.action

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

The VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Program generally offers free tax help to people who make $54,000 or less and need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals in local communities. Assistance is generally available from February 1 through April 15th. The VITA program specializes in assisting disabled taxpayers, those with low to limited income, and non-English speaking taxpayers.

Tax Assistance Events In Our Libraries

Click on the Event Title below for more information about the event you are interested in.

Saturday, April 1, 10:00 AM
Huntington Park Library
VITA Tax Preparation Assistance / VITA Asistencia de Preparacin de Impuestos

File Your Income Tax Return for Free! If you made under $54,000 in 2016, you can have your federal and state tax returns prepared and electronically filed for free by a professionally trained volunteer at our library.

Saturday, April 1, 11:00 AM
Baldwin Park Library
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
File Your Income Tax Return for Free! The VITA program offers free tax help to people who generally make $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities, and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns.
Monday, April 3, 2:00 PM
San Fernando Library
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

File Your Income Tax Return for Free! The VITA program offers free tax help to people who generally make $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns.

Tuesday, April 4, 9:00 AM
La Crescenta Library
AARP Tax Aide Program

The Tax Aide Program, in the Community Room, is available to assist seniors and low income individuals/families with their tax preparation.

Friday, April 7, 9:00 AM
La Crescenta Library
AARP Tax Aide Program

The Tax Aide Program, in the Community Room, is available to assist seniors and low income individuals/families with their tax preparation.

Saturday, April 8, 10:00 AM
El Monte Library
Free Tax Preparation
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
 
File Your Income Tax Return for Free! The VITA program offers free tax help to people who generally make $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns.
Saturday, April 8, 10:00 AM
Huntington Park Library
VITA Tax Preparation Assistance / VITA Asistencia de Preparacin de Impuestos

File Your Income Tax Return for Free! If you made under $54,000 in 2016, you can have your federal and state tax returns prepared and electronically filed for free by a professionally trained volunteer at our library.

Saturday, April 8, 10:00 AM
La Puente Library
Free Tax Preparation
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
 
File Your Income Tax Return for Free! The VITA program offers free tax help to people who generally make $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns.
Saturday, April 8, 11:00 AM
Norwood Library
VITA Tax Preparation Assistance

File Your Income Tax Return for Free! If you made under $54,000 in 2016, you can have your federal and state tax returns prepared and electronically filed for free by a professionally trained volunteer*.

Saturday, April 8, 1:00 PM
Wiseburn Library
Tax Assistance

Preparing your own tax return? Drop by the library to receive assistance from an enrolled agent and certified financial planner.

Monday, April 10, 2:00 PM
San Fernando Library
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

File Your Income Tax Return for Free! The VITA program offers free tax help to people who generally make $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns.

Tuesday, April 11, 9:00 AM
La Crescenta Library
AARP Tax Aide Program

The Tax Aide Program, in the Community Room, is available to assist seniors and low income individuals/families with their tax preparation.

Friday, April 14, 9:00 AM
La Crescenta Library
AARP Tax Aide Program

The Tax Aide Program, in the Community Room, is available to assist seniors and low income individuals/families with their tax preparation.

Saturday, April 15, 10:00 AM
Huntington Park Library
VITA Tax Preparation Assistance / VITA Asistencia de Preparacin de Impuestos

File Your Income Tax Return for Free! If you made under $54,000 in 2016, you can have your federal and state tax returns prepared and electronically filed for free by a professionally trained volunteer at our library.

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