Tax Filing Season 2021

Important Dates

Federal Tax Filing Dates for 2020 returns

Tax season will begin on Friday, February 12, 2021.

The filing deadline to submit 2020 tax returns has been extended to May 17, 2021, for most taxpayers.  Please note, this relief does not apply to estimated tax payments that are due on April 15, 2021. These payments are still due on April 15.  More information is available in the news release on the IRS website.

For more details on tax filing dates, visit the IRS website.

California State Personal Income Tax

You must file and pay by May 17, 2021.

Send your payment if you are not ready to file your return.


Forms & Booklets

We're Here for You!

Tax booklets, both Federal and California, plus IRS forms 1099 and 1096, are available at all ten Marin County Free Libraries while supplies last.

For all other tax forms, you may call the Reference Line at 415-473-2272 to request free printed forms for pickup during curbside hours.

Print free forms from home and pick them up at a branch library during curbside hours, using the Printeron app. For more information and instructions, click here.

Federal Tax forms and Publications From the IRS

Use the Internal Revenue Service website to find forms, instructions, links for e-filing, and general information about federal income tax returns.

Online: To view, download & print forms and publications see: https://www.irs.gov/forms-instructions

By Phone: For information about contacting the IRS by phone, see: https://www.irs.gov/help/telephone-assistance.

By Mail: To order forms and publications by mail, visit: https://www.irs.gov/forms-pubs/forms-and-publications-by-us-mail

Hearing impaired TTY/TDD: 1-800-829-4059

California Tax Forms from the State Franchise Tax Board

For state of California tax products and information, see the California State Franchise Tax Board website.

Online: To view, download & print forms: www.ftb.ca.gov/forms

By Phone: Call 1-800-338-0505. To have forms and publications mailed directly to your home you will need to know the order code number. Codes can be found here: https://www.ftb.ca.gov/forms/get-by-phone.html

Hearing impaired TTY/TDD: 1-800-822-6268

Out of State Tax Forms

The Federation of Tax Administrators website has tax forms for all 50 states.


El IRS en Español

Información general acerca de los impuestos de los Estados Unidos (General tax information in Spanish). http://www.irs.gov/Spanish


AARP Tax-Aide Services

AARP Tax-Aides provide free income tax assistance for all low and middle income taxpayers, with special attention to seniors, during tax season. Tax-Aides offer free and confidential income tax counseling and tax return preparation services for individuals filing basic income tax forms. 

For online assistance preparing your tax forms click here.

Limited appointments for tax preparation are available, following COVID-19 safety protocols. For more information or to set up an appointment call Marin AARP Tax-Aide at (415) 320-6191 or email: marintaxaide@gmail.com


VITA Tax Services--In Spanish & English

This year, due to the COVID 19 pandemic VITA Tax Services are all virtual. If you have a smart phone or computer you can file
your taxes for free using our new user-friendly URL
www.getyourrefund.org/cam

Call 211 or visit UWBA.ORG/TAX-HELP for more information.

Earn It! Keep It! Save It! (EKS) is a coalition of organizations that provide free tax help throughout the Bay Area led by United Way Bay Area in partnership with the IRS. Our services are free, secure, and high-quality. Tax returns are prepared by trained and IRS-certified volunteers.


Canal Alliance Tax Services--in Spanish & English

Taxes will be done virtually, by appointment only, every Saturday from February 6 - April 10, 2021, 10 am - 4 pm.

For an appointment, call 415-404-6485


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