Tax Forms & Tax Help

Tax forms, pencil, keyboard & coffee - tax season is here again.

The 2020 Tax Calendar

Monday January 27 - First day the IRS will accept returns. 

Wednesday April 15 - Taxes must be filed by this date.

The Library expects to be able to provide paper forms and instructions by the end of January or in early February.  

Most tax forms are available online now at the links below. 

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Income Tax Forms From Prior Years

The library is always a source of tax forms that you can print from the Internet or copy from a binder of reproducible forms.

Printing and copying costs ten cents a page.

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VITA Free Tax Preparation 

Free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance is available at the Eureka Main Library on Wednesday nights from February 5 to April 8, 2020.

Trained volunteers from the VITA Tax Assistance program will be here at Eureka Main Library from 3:00 to 7:30 PM. Other times and places are also available.

Free tax preparation is available by appointment for most taxpayers who made less than $56,000 in 2019.  

Call 211 to make your appointment

Best time to call is Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Just dial the numbers 211, or from a cell phone dial 707-441-1001.  

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.

Volunteer tax preparers go through a thorough training provided by the IRS. 

No Time to File Your Tax Forms?  

Get an extension!  (You still have to estimate what you owe and pay on time, though.)

IRS Extension Form 

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