Tax Assistance Program

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The Oakland Public Library and the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) are partnering to offer free tax assistance to residents at selected libraries during the 2014 tax season.

Trained volunteers will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns between February 4th, 2014 and ending April 15th, 2014.


Be sure to bring copies of federal and state tax returns for last year and all materials pertaining to your 2013 income.  Come with your spouse if filing jointly.

Find and print 2013 California State Tax Forms here.  Find and print 2013 Federal Tax Forms here

Locations and Times for Tax Assistance

Please call ahead to confirm times.  

Oakland Main Library, Bradley Walters Community Room 

Mondays, 10am - 3pm, Wednesdays, 12 - 4pm, Saturdays, 10am - 3pm. No advance appointments:  arrive early to sign up for a time slot. 125 14th Street, (510) 238-3134. 

César E. Chávez Branch

Thursdays, 10am - 3:30pm, Fridays, 12 - 3:30pm. Bilingual Spanish/English. Call for an appointment.  Some walk-ins may be accepted; call for information. 3301 East 12th Street, Suite 271, (510) 535-5620. 

Dimond Branch

Tuesdays, 12:30pm - 4:30pm, Thursdays, 10:30am - 2:30pm. Call for an appointment. 3565 Fruitvale Avenue, (510) 482-7844. 

Eastmont Branch

Fridays, 12 - 4pm. No advance appointments; arrive early to sign up for a time slot. 7200 Bancroft Avenue, (510) 615-5726. 

Golden Gate Branch

Wednesdays, 10am - 4:45pm. Call for an appointment. 5606 San Pablo Avenue, (510) 597-5023.