This year the filing deadline is Monday, April 18, 2016. The IRS will start accepting electronic tax forms on Jan. 19, 2016.
- Tax Forms on the Web
- Tax Help on the Web
- Online Filing
- Where to File Tax Returns
- Where to Get Free Tax Booklets and Forms
Tax Forms on the Web
- IRS - 2015 forms are available on the web. Forms for previous years are also online.
- California Franchise Tax Board - 2015-2011 forms (select 2014 from drop-down menu) are available as well as forms back to 1985.
- Tax information and forms for all 50 states.
Tax Help on the Web
- Frequently Asked Tax Questions and Answers from the IRS.
- Searchable tax topics from the IRS.
- Frequently Asked Questions from the CA Franchise Tax Board.
- Enter your zip code and find tax help at AARP Tax-Aide.
- Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) - Search by city or county for best results.
- Tax Aid provides free high-quality tax return preparation for Bay Area families with incomes less than $54,000. Click here to view and print a flyer with locations.
- Earn it! Keep it! Save it! A United Way project helping low and moderate income families with tax preparation. A list of local free tax sites provided is here.
- Which Form should you file, 1040, 1040A or 1040EZ? - IRS webpage for determining which federal tax form to file.
- Which state form should you file? - California Franchise Tax Board webpage for determining which state tax form to file.
- The Internal Revenue Service offers free filing options if you meet certain qualifications.
- The Franchise Tax Board offers two free e-file programs, if you meet certain qualifications: Ready Return and CalFile. Other filing options are available.
Where to File Tax Returns
- Federal tax returns sent from California are mailed to either Charlotte, North Carolina, Fresno, or San Francisco, California.
State tax forms and tax-related correspondence are sent to Sacramento, California but with various zip code extensions.
Where to Get Free Tax Booklets and Forms
- IRS field office. Click here to view the services provided at this location.
450 Golden Gate Avenue (between Larkin and Polk streets)
- Location map
Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Closed Saturday, Sunday and all Federal Holidays
Call Monday to Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (local time)
To receive forms by mail: 1-800-829-3676
Tax information for individuals: 1-800-829-1040
Tax information for businesses: 1-800-829-4933
- California Franchise Tax Board
121 Spear Street, Suite 400
Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Recorded service for forms and information: 1-800-852-5711;