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Tax Preparation Resources

Mountain View Public Library does not carry paper tax forms, but the information below can assist you in completing your taxes.

Tax Events at Mountain View Public Library

Saturdays, February 3 - April 14, 2018, 10:00 a.m. - 2:45 p.m. Walk-In Tax Preparation Assistance Events - Services provided by IRS-certified VITA Volunteers to help you prepare and file your Federal and State income tax returns for individuals and households with a 2017 income of $54,000 or less. Come in to see if you qualify. No need for appointments. Volunteers will take new clients until 2:45 p.m.. Please bring the SOCIAL SECURITY CARD or ITIN for each person on your tax return. The volunteers will NOT be able to help you without it. For more information on requirements, download the flyer.

Tax Preparation Forms

PLEASE NOTE: The Mountain View Post Office on Hope and Villa no longer carries tax forms.

Nearby Public Libraries with Tax Forms and Tax Preparation Services

Los Altos Library (San Antonio Branch only)
13 S. San Antonio Road
Los Altos, CA  94022
(650) 948-7683
Hours:  Mon-Th  10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Fri-Sun 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
**Basic forms; no schedules (please call for availability)

Sunnyvale Public Library
665 W. Olive Ave.
Sunnyvale, CA  94086
(408) 730-7300
Hours:  Mon-Th 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Fri-Sat 10 a.m. to  6 p.m. Sun noon-6 p.m.
**Binders of basic tax forms and some tax schedules to photocopy (for a fee) (please call for availability)

Sunnyvale Public Library, Thursday, February 8, 2018, 12:00-8:00 p.m. Free Tax Preparation Assistance Event - Expert help in preparing your Federal and State income tax returns if you earned $33,000 or less or qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).

Palo Alto Public Library
3700 Middlefield Rd.
Palo Alto, CA 94303
Hours: Mon-Th 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Fri-Sun 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Free Income Tax Preparation by VITA. Saturdays, February 3 - April 14, 2018. 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Services provided by IRS-certified VITA Volunteers to help you prepare and file your Federal and State income tax returns for individuals and households with a 2017 income of $54,000 or less. Come in to see if you qualify. No need for appointments. Please bring the SOCIAL SECURITY CARD or ITIN for each person on your tax return. The volunteers will NOT be able to help you without it. For more information on requirements, visit Palo Alto Public Library's website.

Find other local free tax preparation help sessions for taxpayers who qualify by visiting: https://irs.treasury.gov/freetaxprep/

 Where to File Returns

Get Help

Federal Assistance

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

State Assistance

Live telephone assistance: (800) 852-5711
Automated telephone assistance: (800) 338-0505

Closest California State Franchise Tax Board Office
1515 Clay St., Suite 305
Oakland, CA 94612-1445
Phone: (800) 852-5711

PLEASE NOTE: Our librarians can help you locate information, but we cannot provide tax advice, assistance with filling out forms, or help to determine which forms are right for you.  

If you have any further questions, contact us at (650) 903-6337 or by emailing libraryadultservices@mountainview.gov

Last Updated January 12, 2018.

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