Tax Season 2024

Important Dates

Federal Tax Filing

The deadline to file federal 2023 tax returns is Monday, April 15, 2024.

Choose a way to file

IRS Free File

  • If your adjusted gross income is $79,000 or less, you can file electronically with IRS Free File. If your income is higher, you can use Free File Fillable Forms.
  • Find IRS Free File options

Paper forms

You can file with paper forms and mail them to the IRS.

File for prior years

If you haven't filed a past-due tax return, you can file a tax return for any prior year.

California State Personal Income Tax

The due date to file your California state tax return and pay any balance due is Monday, April 15, 2024.

Forms & Booklets

Forms & Booklets at the Library

We will have Federal 1040 and 1040SR forms & booklets (in English and Spanish) and California 540 forms & instructions (in English and Spanish) at our ten Marin County Free Libraries when they become available and while supplies last.

We have also ordered IRS forms 1099-MISC, 1099-NEC and 1096. The 1099-MISC forms have arrived at the library and are available while supplies last. We don't know when the 1099-NEC or 1096 forms will arrive. You may wish to order these forms directly from the IRS, as that may be quicker. 

To request these or other tax forms from the IRS:

For all other tax forms, you may print for free using our mobile printing instructions, or come into the branch and receive staff assistance with printing.

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.

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.

Out of State Tax Forms

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

El IRS y el FTB en Español

Tax Help Services

IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE)

The IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs offer free tax help for taxpayers who qualify.

Get free tax prep help if any of these apply to you:

  • Earn $64,000 or less
  • Have a disability
  • Need language support
  • Are 60 years or older

Free Tax Help Bay Area 

A free tax service for low to moderate income working individuals and families, the elderly, and disabled people throughout the Bay Area. Free Tax Help Bay Area tax services are free, secure, and high-quality. Tax returns are prepared by trained and IRS-certified volunteers.

Weekly, from February 1 - April 15:

  • Canal Alliance (91 Larkspur St, San Rafael). Walk-in, no appointment needed. Hours: Saturdays 10am - 4pm, from 2/3/2024 to 4/13/2024. English, Spanish.
  • Community Action Marin (555 Northgate Dr, San Rafael). Walk-in, no appointment needed. Hours: Fridays 9am - 3pm, from 2/2/2024 until 4/12/2024. English, Spanish.

Two-Day Events:

  • College of Marin (835 College Avenue, Kentfield). Saturday February 24 and Saturday March 16, from 10 am - 2 pm. Walk-in, no appointment needed.English. [Contact: 415-229-9240 or]
  • Marin City Community Development Corp (441 Drake Ave, Sausalito). Saturday February 3 and Saturday February 10, from 10 am - 2 pm. Walk-in, no appointment needed. English. [Contact: 415-229-9240 or]

AARP Tax-Aides

AARP Tax-Aides provide free income tax preparation and assistance during tax season for low and middle income taxpayers, with special attention to seniors.

Marin County's AARP Tax-Aide Services -- Open 2/1/2024 - 4/15/2024 -- Appointments required.

Forms and more info at:, opens a new window

For general questions only (not appointments): or 415-320-6191.

Locations and days & times:

By appointment only. Contact only preferred site for appointment. Email is preferred; if calling, leave full name and contact info.

  • Fairfax Library (2097 Sir Francis Drake Blvd) - Mondays & Fridays, 10 am - 2 pm (Closed Feb 19 & Apr 1)
    Contact: or 415-578-0556.
  • First Congregational Church, San Rafael (8 N San Pedro Rd) - Tuesdays, 10:00 am - 2:30 pm (Closed Mar 26)
    Contact: or 415-448-6155.
  • Mill Valley Community Center (180 Camino Alto) - Tuesdays & Thursdays, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm.
    Contact: or 415-322-9361. 
  • North Marin Community Services, Novato (1907 Novato Blvd) - Mondays and Thursdays, 10 am - 2 pm (Closed Feb 19)
    Contact: or 415-488--5401.
  • Vivalon, San Rafael (999 Third St) - Mondays 9:45 am - 2 pm & Fridays, 9:45 am - 2:30 pm (Closed Feb 9 & 19)
    Contact: or 415-295-6624.  
  • Dance Palace Community Center Point, Reyes Station (503 B St) - One session only - Saturday February 24th, 10 am - 2 pm.
    Call for appointment: 415-663-8361 ext 304. (Spanish translator available.)

Download AARP 2024 Marin Tax Locations (PDF)

What to bring:

  • copy of 2022 Tax Return
  • Photo ID plus Social Security cards or ITINs for self, spouse, and dependents
  • Social Security numbers for child care providers and alimony recipients
  • all W-2 and 1099 and 1095 and 1098 Forms
  • checkbook or bank account and routing numbers for direct deposit
  • to itemize, bring list of paid property taxes, medical bills (totaled), charitable contributions (totaled), and mortgage interest

GetYourRefund Full Service/Virtual VITA

GetYourRefund Full Service/Virtual VITA (English & Spanish) connects you with an IRS certified tax preparer from the IRS' VITA program and helps you file your taxes online for free. This program offers help to families making less than $66,000 per year. Get started here.

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Last updated January 26, 2024.