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Need a Tax Form?

The IRS is no longer sending forms in the mail and post offices no longer carry tax forms.

Most Contra Costa County Libraries receive basic California tax forms, but no federal forms.

Library patrons can use library computers to print state and federal tax forms. If you plan to file online using a library computer, you may wish to reserve a 1 hour computer.

Ordering IRS Forms:

Federal Tax Forms:

California Tax Forms:

CA - Tax Information

California State Tax Assistance

Call Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., except state holidays.

  • 800.338.0505  For automated forms request and refund information
  • 800.852.5711 (inside the U.S.) For live State FTB assistance or state tax forms
  • 916.845.6500 (outside the U.S.)
  • People with hearing impairments may call 1-800-822-6268 (TTY/TDD)

Local FTB Tax Offices:  

Public counter assistance hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., except state holidays.
  • Oakland: 1515 Clay Street, Suite 305
  • San Francisco: 121 Spear Street, Suite 400

Franchise Tax Board - Return and Payment Mailing Addresses

State Tax Agencies:

Books at the Library

Tax Help at the Library


Tax Help in Contra Costa

  • Tax Center Locator  Search by your address to find the neares AARP Tax Assistance Center

More Federal Tax Information

Federal Income Tax Assistance

  • For live IRS assistance call: 1-800-829-1040 (M-F, 7 AM - 10 PM)
  • Ordering IRS tax forms and publications, call: 1-800-829-3676
  • People with hearing impairments may call: 1-800-829-4059 (TTY/TDD)

Local IRS Tax Offices:

Internal Revenue Services offices are open Monday to Friday, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

When you call, you will reach a recorded business message with information about office hours, locations and services provided in that office. If face-to-face assistance is not a priority for you, you may also get help with IRS letters or resolve tax account issues by phone, toll free at 1-800-829-1040 (individuals) or 1-800-829-4933 (businesses).

Where to File Tax Returns - Individuals (California)

Federal Tax Map

  • The Federal Tax Map is a comprehensive guide to tax information, searchable by keyword or subject. The site includes answers to frequently asked questions.

For additional Information about taxes for small businesses, see the Taxes section of our Business Guide.