TODAY'S TIP - Preparing for Tax Time

April 15 is fast approaching. A few basic tax forms from the IRS are available to pick up at the Main Library and branches, but instruction booklets and many forms and schedules are available for photocopying. Librarians can also point you to the IRS and Franchise Tax Board websites for downloading forms and instructions, but cannot provide tax assistance or advice.

The Government information Center of SFPL has put together a page with general tax information so that you can find where to get forms, information on organizations providing tax preparation assistance, and other basic information. One of the best resources for finding tax preparation assistance in the SF Bay Area is the United Way’s Earn It! Keep It! Save It! Program, which can also be reached by calling 211.

With the move away from paper, e-filing is increasingly popular.
Franchise Tax Board e-filing: http://www.ftb.ca.gov/individuals/efile/allsoftware.shtml
IRS e-filing: http://www.irs.gov/efile/article/0,,id=118986,00.html

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