Tax Forms & Tax Help

Tax forms, tax links, VITA tax assistance... it's that time again.

The First Day to File Taxes is Now Friday February 12, 2021

Find out why here.

The Last Day is Still April 15

VITA  Free Tax Preparation Packets Available Starting Saturday, January 23

Free Help with Your 2019 & 2020 Taxes. Find out more about VITA below.

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VITA - Free Volunteer Income Tax Preparation

Due to pandemic restrictions and for the safety of taxpayers and volunteers, the Library's free VITA income tax preparation is a socially distanced program this year.

If your income is under $66,000 and your taxes are not complex (for example, you do not have rental property, employees or inventory) you can pick up a packet that will help you submit the needed information to get your taxes done.

Pick up your packet at the Eureka Library. It will explain how to make a 15 minute appointment. (Masks are required and 6 foot distance will be maintained.) Your taxes will be eFiled as soon as the IRS is ready to accept them, and a copy of your return will be presented to you.

Packets will be available at the Eureka Main Library starting Saturday, January 23.

While the library building is closed, appointments will take place at the Faith Center, 1032 Bay Street, Eureka, CA 95501. For bus riders, it's walking distance from the Myrtle & Dean bus stop on the Purple Route.  Please bring your mask.

About VITA Free Volunteer Tax Preparation

Volunteer tax preparers go through a thorough training provided by the IRS. Then, they give their time to help neighbors and community members file taxes correctly, and get any tax credits they are eligible for.

In 2019, this program brought more than $9 million dollars in tax refunds back to residents in Humboldt, Sonoma, Lake, Mendocino, and Del Norte counties.

Sponsors include the Humboldt County Library, the Redwood Action Agency, and United Way of the Wine Country, as well as many other local participating groups.

$600 Economic Impact Payment

This money is being given out in January 2021. Most people will not need to file forms or do anything to get this payment. Read more about the payment here.

Beware of tax scammers 

They may try to take advantage of the pandemic or the Impact Payment. Do not believe a telephone caller who pretends to be the IRS and tries to frighten you into sending money or revealing personal information. Be wary of  emails as well.

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February 2021 - Get Paper Tax Forms From the Library

Due to last minute tax changes, the Library expects to have paper tax forms in mid-February.  You may request them via Curbside Service.  Use the button below or call your local library.

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