Tax Help

Oakland Public Library works with the AARP Foundation, opens a new window and East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation (EBALDC), opens a new window, to provide free tax help during tax season, usually February through the April tax deadline.

2023 Locations

81st Branch
1021 81st Avenue
(510) 615-5812
Tuesdays, starting 1/31
2pm to 6:30pm
By appointment only; book appointment at

Dimond Branch
3565 Fruitvale Avenue
(510) 482-7844
Mondays and Tuesdays, 2/6 to 4/17
10:30am to 3:30pm
By appointment only

Eastmont Branch
7200 Bancroft Avenue, Suite 211
(510) 615-5726
Fridays, 2/10 to 4/14
12:15pm, 1:30pm and 2:45pm
By appointment only



Golden Gate Branch
5606 San Pablo Avenue
(510) 597-5023
Tuesday and Thursday 10:15am to 2pm by appointment only.


Main Library
125 14th Street
(510) 238-3144
Wednesdays and Saturdays, 2/8 to 4/15
10am to 3pm
Drop-ins only
Day’s appointments given out 9:30am outside 14th Street entrance

Please bring to your appointment:

  • A copy of your last year's federal and state tax returns
  • All paperwork needed to fill out your 2022 tax returns
  • Your spouse's information if you are filing jointly
  • A photo ID
  • Social Security Card

Tax Advice at OPL

Tax Help Events

Further Assistance

Print out the Free Tax Help Flyer, opens a new window [PDF file] the flyer with the locations, dates, and hours of tax help services at the library and other local locations in 2023.

You can also check, opens a new window for more Bay Area tax resources.

Tax Forms

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

If you need California tax forms you can get them online, opens a new window or call 800-338-0505.

Print out tax forms, opens a new window. You can call 510-238-3134 if you need more help.

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