Tax Assistance Program

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Updated 5/28/2021: Free Tax Help in Oakland

Stay Safe with Virtual Assistance

Get free help filing online from home at
Completely free service
Chat support available
File back taxes (2017-2019)
File amendments for past years

In Person Assistance – Appointments Required

Note that most in-person assistance programs are no longer available. 

San Antonio Community Development
Drop-off and in-person tax help on a case-by-case basis
Languages: English, Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, Sign Language 
2228 E 15th Street Oakland 94606
510-536-5179, 510-536-1715 or email

Find more information about free tax help

∙ Visit
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∙ Call 1-866-448-3614 or visit
∙ Call 211

Stimulus Payments

If you need more information about stimulus payments, or do not file taxes and need to register in order to receive your money, visit

Tax Forms

Oakland Public Libraries have a small supply of 1040 forms and instructions. 

If you need federal tax forms, you can get them from the IRS website at or call 800-829-3676.

If you need California tax forms you can get them from or call 800-338-0505.


Need to print tax forms? Go to to send your print, then pick them up at an Oakland Public Library Sidewalk Service location. You can call 510-238-3134 if you need more help.

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