Tax Forms & Assistance

The Library provides access to state and federal tax forms, and allows free printing of up to 30 pages per day.

Forms & Information

A limited quantity of the most popular tax forms are available at Sonoma County Library locations. Branches may not offer this service because of space limitations or because the forms have not been made available by the IRS or the State of California Franchise Tax Board. Please call your local branch to check availability.

Tax forms and information from federal and state agencies can be obtained online. Printouts of forms/instructions can be made by patrons on library computers. Charges for printing apply. Choose one of the following options and follow the instructions at each site to download forms:

Other Sources for Forms & Information:

California

Federal

Free Tax Help Across Sonoma County

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) Through United Way – Earn It! Keepit! $aveit! Program

Get your taxes prepared for FREE by certified preparers. Community tax sites open January through April. Schedule an appointment near you! For more information: United Way of the Wine Country EarnIt! KeepIt! $aveIt!

  • Sonoma: Dial 2-1-1
  • Del Norte & Humboldt: Call the Humboldt Senior Resource Center. Dial 707.443.9747 ext. 1240
  • Lake & Mendocino: Call North Coast Opportunities. Dial - 707.467.3236
  • Willits: Call Nuestra Allianza de Willits. Dial – 707.456.9418

AARP FOUNDATION Tax Aide Program

The AARP Tax Aide program offers free tax help at sites around the county. Since 1968, this volunteer-based program has helped nearly 50 million low- to moderate-income taxpayers.

For the 2022 tax season, those in Sonoma County will have a variety of options for free tax preparation through the Tax-Aide program. Please verify that these services are available in your area:

  • In-Person: Tax preparation is completed by a Tax-Aide volunteer on-site in one visit.
  • One Visit Scan (internet access required): You visit a Tax-Aide site, where a digital copy of your tax documents is created and stored in the IRS-provided software used to prepare your return. Tax-Aide volunteers then prepare the return remotely. You work with a volunteer online to conveniently finalize the return, file it and have the return sent to you using a secure transmission.
  • Two Visit Scan: You visit a Tax-Aide site, where a digital copy of your tax documents is created and stored in the IRS-provided software used to prepare your return. Tax-Aide volunteers then prepare the return remotely. During a second visit, you work with a volunteer to finalize your return and obtain a printed copy.
  • Drop-Off: You visit a Tax-Aide site and leave your tax documents with an IRS-certified volunteer. Your return is prepared by Tax-Aide volunteers working remotely. During a second visit, you work with a volunteer to finalize your return and file it. You leave with a printed copy of the return and your original documents.
  • No Visit Scan (internet access required): You create digital copies of your tax documents and upload them to the IRS-provided software used to prepare your return. Tax-Aide volunteers prepare your return remotely. You work with a volunteer online to finalize the return, file it, and have the return sent to you using a secure transmission.
  • For the most up-to-date information, visit https://www.aarp.org/money/taxes/aarp_taxaide/locations.html. (* This link defaults to the Washington, DC metro area. Please change the location to Sonoma County which will bring up a list of sites with AARP assistance.)

For more information on the AARP Tax Assistance Program, or to view additional locations, please click here.

File Taxes for Free

Earn $58,000* or less in 2021? You can file your taxes for free online! File both your state and federal taxes with www.MyFreeTaxes.com which is a partnership of United Way and the IRS’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.

* Income limits for VITA programs vary, but are no less than $58,000. Many VITA programs support incomes above this level, so if you need your return prepared for you it is worth inquiring with our partner programs to see if they can assist you.

Taxes & Accessibility

Hundreds of the most popular federal tax forms and publications are available for download from irs.gov for sight impaired individuals. These products range from talking tax forms to Braille formats, and are accessible using screen reading software, refreshable Braille displays and voice recognition software. Accessible Forms and Publications.

The IRS also offers customer service assistance for persons who are deaf or who have hearing disabilities. People with TTY equipment may call 800-829-4059, which is a toll-free number, for assistance.

People who are unable to complete their tax return because of a physical disability may get assistance from an IRS office, or through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) sponsored by IRS. Taxpayers can find a nearby location by calling 800-906-9887.

Publication 907, Tax Highlights for Persons with Disabilities, explains the tax implications of certain disability benefits and other issues. Go to irs.gov and use the search box to search for “Publication 907”.

To learn more, visit https://www.irs.gov/accessibility.