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Library Events to Help You With Your Taxes

The Los Angeles Public Library's (LAPL) Central Library will have individual Federal and California State tax forms and instructions for the 2013 tax year starting inmid-February 2014.  Paper tax documents will be available to the public on a limited basis at the Business & Economics Department, Central Library, Lower Level 1.  Tax forms and instructions can also be requested by:


  • IRS (Internal Revenue Service): (800) 829-3676
  • California FTB (Franchise Tax Board): (800) 338-0505 (automated service) or (800) 852-5711


Paper tax forms and instructions can be ordered from the IRS and FTB websites for delivery by U.S. mail or for faster results, printed or downloaded from their websites.  The IRS and FTB websites are also accessible from any LAPL Information Express terminal, with no reservation required.

E-File is a fast and easy alternative to filing taxes by mail and some filers may be eligible to do it for free.  File taxes electronically online by visiting:

MyFreeTaxes is free tax preparation software. See this flyer for more information (PDF).  If you have a simple tax return with earnings less than $57K and don’t have Internet access, visit any Los Angeles Public Library and file your taxes yourself for FREE on a library computer. You will need a library card.

Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a refundable federal income tax credit for low to moderate income working individuals and families.  To see if you are eligible for EITC, go to the following websites: 

Use this link to learn more about the basic qualifications rules.  Instructions are available in English & Spanish.

Led by the United Way, volunteers provide free income tax preparation assistance to families from throughout Los Angeles County.

FamilySource Centers (FSC) services include tax preparation and financial counseling for Los Angeles City residents.  Click here for a list of FamilySource Centers (PDF) English | Español.


VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) and TCE (Tax Counseling for the Elderly) provide free tax assistance to people with low to moderate incomes (VITA) and the elderly (TCE).


Please see the LAPL Tax Information web link for additional information and resources: