Taxes

Tax season is upon us again! Check out the following resources for help.

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The Library provides the printed tax forms we receive from the IRS and the State of California to our users for free. The IRS does not provide some of the instruction booklets or many of the most common forms in print format any longer.

Reference Desk Staff can help you find a reliable source or print forms as needed. Staff is unable to provide tax advice.

 

2016 Tax Forms at the Library:

Watch this page for updates as the forms arrive.

IRS Forms:

1040 Forms

1040A Forms

1040 EZ Forms 

1099-MISC Forms

 

California Franchise Tax Board forms:

540 2EZ Forms and Instructions

 

2016 Tax Forms - Currently not available at the Library:

IRS Forms:

1040 Instructions

1040A Instructions

1040 EZ Instructions

1096

Reproducible Copies of Federal Tax Forms and Instructions

 

California Franchise Tax Board forms:

540 Forms and Instructions

 

Online links to important forms and instructions:

Internal Revenue Service:

IRS Forms and Publications

Tax Guide 2016 for Individuals - Publication 17 (PDF)

1040 Form

1040 Instructions

 

California Franchise Tax Board:

Forms and Publications

 

Books

J.K. Lasser's your income tax prepared by the J.K. Lasser Tax Institute 

 

Websites

Federal Taxes:

Internal Revenue Service website

Federal forms and instructions
1.800.829.3676
Hearing impaired TTY/TDD:  1.800.829.4059

IRS Free File
Online Filing Options for federal taxes (free if you qualify)

 

California Taxes:

California Franchise Tax Board website

California state forms and instructions

CalFile
Online Filing Options for California state taxes (free if you qualify)

Out of State Tax Forms
From the Federation of Tax Administrators

 

Tax Preparation Help Resources:

IRS Taxpayer Assistance Center

AARP Tax-Aide Services (PDF)
AARP Tax-Aides provide free income tax assistance for all low and middle income taxpayers, with special attention to seniors, during tax season. Tax-Aides offer free and confidential income tax counseling and tax return preparation services for individuals filing basic income tax forms.

Tax Counseling for the Elderly program
Provides free income tax assistance for all low and middle income taxpayers, with special attention to seniors, during tax season (usually February through April 15th). Tax-Aides offer free and confidential income tax counseling and tax return preparation services for individuals filing basic income tax forms.

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program
Offers free tax help to people who generally make $52,000 or less, persons with disabilities, the elderly and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns.

Earn It! Keep It! Save It!
Provides free tax preparation service as a tool to help Bay Area residents become financially stable. The program is part of United Way of the Bay Area’s strategic initiative to cut local poverty in half by 2020.

Reviews.com
Free Online Tax Software Reviews
Compare six free online tax software offerings. Keep in mind you can only file simple federal taxes forms with free software, in general, and you will have to pay an additional fee to file a state tax return.

 

Library Tax IDs and Parcel Tax Exemption Information

Belvedere Tiburon Library Foundation Federal Tax ID: 68-0280522
Belvedere Tiburon Library Federal Tax ID: 68-0361315

For information on Library Parcel Tax Exemptions for low-income homeowners: Call the number on your tax bill or contact NBSgov.com.

 

Subject Headings - Dewey Numbers

343.73052 Income Tax Law
336.2 Taxes
332.024 Personal Finance
332.6 Investment

 

Revised on
January 18, 2017