Tax Forms & Tax Help

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

Tax Filing Deadlines Extended

Due to the pandemic, tax filing deadlines have been extended for those affected by Covid-19. 

Specific rules have not yet been published. For people who can, it’s still a good idea to pay by April 15 to get a prompt refund.  

California has set the deadline back 60 days, to June 15.

The IRS has set the deadline back 90 days.

Beware of tax scammers 

They may try to take advantage of the confusion to pretend to be the IRS and frighten you into sending them money or revealing personal information..

VITA Free Tax Preparation is Postponed for Now

Free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance appointments are cancelled. Do not call to try and reschedule now. 

No appointments can be made until we are sure the pandemic is over.

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. 

Paper Tax Forms 

While the libraries are closed, you can order paper tax forms by phone here  -  IRS 1-800-829-3676     CA 1-800-338-0505

  • CA 540 Forms & Instructions
  • CA 540 2-EZ Forms & Instructions
  • CA 540 2-EZ en Español
  • 1040 & 1040 SR Forms Packet 
  • 1040 & 1040 SR Instructions

Forms & Free-File Available Online

Almost all tax forms are available online now at the links below. And you can E-File free at any income level this year!

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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 

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.

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