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.

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

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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

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VITA - Free Volunteer Income Tax Preparation

VITA Packets are available at the Eureka Main Library now. You don't need to ask for one in advance, just stop by and call 707-269-1940 for curbside pickup.

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.

Your packet 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.

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.

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.

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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.

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