Tax Help

Tax Help

Oakland Public Library works with the AARP Foundation, opens a new window to provide free tax help during tax season, usually February through the April tax deadline.

Tax Help at OPL

2024 Locations

Schedule an appointment online (West Branch only), or call for free help with your tax return from AARP and VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) programs.
Dates and times are subject to volunteer availability.

Dimond Branch
3565 Fruitvale Avenue
(510) 929-2489
Mondays and Tuesdays, 2/5 to 4/15
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
By appointment only.

Eastmont Branch
7200 Bancroft Avenue, Suite 211
(510) 615-5726
Fridays, 2/09 to 4/12
12:00 pm, 12:30 pm
By appointment only.

Golden Gate Branch
5606 San Pablo Avenue
(510) 597-5023
Tuesdays 10:15am to 2pm
Appointments made two (2) weeks out.

West Oakland Branch
1801 Adeline St
(510) 238-4911
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2/1 to 4/11
10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Have Your Documents Ready

  • A copy of your last year's federal and state tax returns
  • All paperwork needed to fill out your 2023 tax returns
  • Your spouse's information if you are filing jointly
  • A photo ID
  • Social Security Card

Further Assistance

Print out the Free Tax Help Flyer, opens a new window [PDF file] with the locations, dates, and hours of tax help services at the library and other local locations in 2024.

You can also check EarnItKeepItSaveIt.org, 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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