Tax Information for 2018

1040 form

The deadline for filing tax returns for the year 2017 is Tuesday April 17, 2018.

Due to flooding, the California Franchise Tax Board at 121 Spear Street is temporarily closed. The closest field office is located at 1515 Clay Street in Oakland, near the 12th Street BART station.

As of February 22nd, the IRS field office will not carry 1099 forms. To order 1099 forms and other items relating to information returns and employer returns, place an online request through the IRS. Expected delivery date is 10 business days.

Which Form Do I Use?


  • IRS Publication 17 for preparing 2017 tax returns has information on who should file and which forms to use.

State of California

Assistance with Filing Returns

Free Online Filing


State of California

  • The Franchise Tax Board offers two free e-file programs, if you meet certain qualifications: Ready Return and CalFile.

Filing by Snail Mail


State of California

  • State tax forms for California and tax-related correspondence are sent to Sacramento. All 540 forms have mailing addresses on them.

revised 3/29/2018

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