Tax Forms & Tax Help

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

The Deadline to File Taxes is now

May 17, 2021. 

See the IRS Official Notice.

Taking an IRA Deduction? There's an error in the instructions for the worksheet. See the correction.

Get Paper Tax Forms From the Library

The forms below are available now. No advance notice is needed to ask for them via Curbside Service at the Main Library in Eureka. All branch libraries also offer tax forms.

IRS Federal Income Tax Forms

  • IRS 1040 Forms Packet, has Schedules 1, 2, & 3   
  • IRS 1040 Instruction Book
  • IRS 1040 Forms Packet in Spanish, has Schedules 1, 2, & 3 
  • IRS 1040 Instruction Book in Spanish

California  Income Tax Forms

  • CA 540 Booklet (includes forms)
  • CA 540 NR Booklet (includes forms)
  • CA 540 2-EZ Booklet (includes forms)
  • CA 540 2-EZ Spanish Booklet (includes forms)

If you need forms beyond the ones listed on this page, use the button below to get them, or call your local library.

Request Additional Tax Forms

Get tax forms.

Do You Qualify for Golden State Stimulus Money?

If you get the California Earned Income Credit, or if you file with an ITIN and made $75,000 or less, you might qualify. Read more about it here.

Do You Need to Change Your Withholding?

Make sure your employer withholds the right amount for next year.  While you have your tax information in hand, you may wish to visit the IRS Tax Withholding Estimator.

Beware of tax scammers

They may try to take advantage of the pandemic or a stimulus 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.

It can be hard to understand what the IRS is trying to tell you.

What Is That Letter From the IRS About, Anyway?

How to understand mail from the IRS.

VITA - Free Volunteer Income Tax Preparation Appointments End April 21

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

While the library building is closed, appointments were made for meeting 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.

Getting a little tax help can put money back in your piggie bank!

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.
A steaming cup of tea, or perhaps coffee.

What Your Federal & California Taxes Pay For - Enter What You Paid Last Year & See What Your Money Paid For

Pie Charts of Federal Spending and Revenue